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The Incomparable Mr Churchill

“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind.” – May 1940

“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.” – July 1940

“It is not possible to form a judgement of a public figure who has attained the enormous dimensions of Adolf Hitler until his life work as a whole is before us. Although no subsequent political action can condone wrong deeds, history is replete with examples of men who have risen to power by employing stern, grim, and even frightful methods, but who, nevertheless, when their life is revealed as a whole, have been regarded as great figures whose lives have enriched the story of mankind. So may it be with Hitler” – 1935
As quoted in “Arguably” by Christopher Hitchens’ book Arguably and taken from a Churchill’s book “Great Contemporaries”.

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