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Old 15th Sep 2011, 20:49
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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: South East
Age: 57
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Have any of the news channels today made reference to this most significant day?
May be it's not "PC" to make reference to "winning" in regard to a fellow European neighbour..........

Lest we forget the debt we owe...

"I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be freed and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands.
But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour". (Winston Churchill 18th June 1940).

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few". (Winston Churchill 20th August 1940).
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