Tag: Churchill

Free At Last!

May 8, 1945: Victory in Europe, but not yet the end of WWII…


The New York Times Cover of May 8, 1945 mentioned the progress in the Pacific in the same headline. Many families still had their boys overseas, for them the war was not over…the true end of WWII was August 14, 1945, with the surrender of Japan.

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Inimitable Churchill

Killer Quotes from Winston, sometimes witty, often solemn, always true…


As we commemorated the funeral of Winston Churchill last week I want to follow WWII per year with his quotes.

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”

cecil-beaton-london-bomb-victim-c-1940Photograph of Air raid victim by Cecil Beaton

In 1940 as Prime Minister, Churchill in a speech refers to the ongoing efforts of the Royal Air Force pilots who were at the time fighting the Battle of Britain, the pivotal air battle with the German Luftwaffe with Britain expecting a German invasion.

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