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70 Years Since Churchill's Famous 'Few' Speech

Article about: This morning, the BBC here in England have been replaying a large part of the wartime Prime Minister's iconic words to Parliament. In August 1940 the Battle of Britain was well underway and

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    Default 70 Years Since Churchill's Famous 'The Few' Speech

    This morning, the BBC here in England have been replaying a large part of the wartime Prime Minister's iconic words to Parliament.

    In August 1940 the Battle of Britain was well underway and who knows what might have happened had the outcome been different.

    Here's a selction of pictures from those desperate few months. The one of Churchill smiling in a Dover air raid shelter is a particular favourite (as is the blackout wardens cartoon).

    More from the BBC coverage here
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    Last edited by stewfoxy; 08-20-2010 at 02:27 PM.

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    The Spitfire and Hurricane from the BOB flight will be over the cabinet war rooms at approx 3.15pm in a fly past to commemorate the occasion.

    (This means they will be over my house at about 2.55pm on their way down to London ) ..

    Always glad to see the BOB flight out in the summertime .... you just can't mistake the roar of them there merlin engines !!!

    Gary J.

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    One of the most notable speeches of all time , today will take many back to that summer of 1940 !!!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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