A speech, little noted at the time, becomes a powerful gift to the ages
One of Churchill's most famous phrases comes from one of his shortest speeches - his first speech as Prime Minister delivered in Parliament as German forces were literally destroying the French army. The first paragraphs are administrative, describing his assembled government.
The last paragraph is gold, pure gold.
|Churchill flashing his |
famed "V" for victory.
There, in a few powerful sentences written by Churchill himself (oh, if only that were done nowadays...), is a summary of the situation, the goals and a strategy to win.