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  • when a week ago today

  • Mr. Speaker I

  • Asked the house to fix this afternoon

  • at the occasion for a statement [I]

  • Feared it would be my hard lot

  • to announce

  • the greatest military

  • disaster in Our Long History [I]

  • I thought and

  • Some good Gadget agreed with me

  • The draft Twenty or Thirty thousand men might be reembarked

  • but it suddenly [seems] as the whole of the french first army and

  • the whole of the British expeditionary Force

  • North of the Amia

  • Advil yet

  • Would be broken up in the open field or else would have to capitulate for lack of food and ammunition

  • These were the hard and heavy tidings

  • Which I call [above] the house and the nations to prepare themselves that week ago

  • The whole route [length] [Corps] and brain as a program is on which and around which

  • We were to build and are to build

  • the Great British armies in the later years of the war

  • seemed about to perish upon the field or be led into an ignominious and

  • Starving captivity

  • the enemy attacked us on all sides with great strength and justice and

  • our main power

  • The part of the far more numerous Air Force was thrown into the battle or else

  • concentrated upon Dunkirk and the beaches

  • pressing in upon the narrow exit

  • both from the East and from the West

  • The enemy began to fire with Cannon upon the beaches by which alone the shipping could approach or Depart.

  • They so Magnetic mines in the channels and seas

  • It sent repeated waves of hostile aircraft

  • sometimes more [than] a hundred strong in one formation

  • to craft our bombs from the single pellet remain and if in the sand Dunes

  • On which the troops had the only shelter

  • their U-Boats one of which were sunk and [the] Mogollon trees took the toll of

  • the vast traffic which now began

  • For four or five days an intense struggle rained all their armored divisions or what was left of them

  • together with great masses of infantry and artillery

  • [hurled] themselves in vain from the ever narrowing away contracting appendix

  • Within which the British and French armies fought

  • Meanwhile the Royal Navy

  • was a willing help of countless Merchant Seamen

  • strained every nerve to Embark the British and allied Troops

  • 220 Lights warships and

  • [650] other vessels were engaged

  • They had to operate [it] from the difficult coast

  • Often in adverse weather and an almost ceaseless hail of bombs and an increasing

  • concentration of artillery fire

  • Nor were the seas as I've said themselves free from mines and torpedoes

  • It was in conditions such as these

  • As I'm in carried on was little or no rest

  • the days and nights on end making

  • Trip after trip across the dangerous waters

  • bringing wisdom

  • Always Men who made rescue

  • The numbers [they're] brought back other measure of [their] devotion

  • and the courage

  • The hospital ships which brought off many thousands of British and French wounded being so plainly marked

  • Where a special target for naughty bombers, but the men and women on board them the never falters in their duty?

  • Meanwhile the Royal Air Force

  • which had already been

  • Intervening in the battle and fought the train would allow

  • From our home bases

  • now use part of its main Metropolitan [fighter] [straits] and

  • struck at the German bombers and at the fighters which in large numbers protected

  • This [struggle] [would] protracted and Fierce

  • Suddenly the pigeons guard

  • the crashing [Thunder] and strew the moment that only was a moment tide away a

  • miracle of deliverance

  • achieved by Valor by Perseverance by perfect discipline by Faultless service

  • Irish lost by skill by unconquerable fidelity it manifested to us all

  • the enemy

  • Which fell back as a retreating British troops?

  • They were so roughly handled that he is not [carries] our departure

  • seriously

  • Sir, we must be very careful not to assign to this deliverance

  • the attributes of a victory

  • Wars are not won by evacuation

  • But there was a victory inside this deliverance which will be noted he could gain by the [Air] [force]

  • Many of our soldiers coming back have not seen the [Air] [Force's] work

  • They so only the bombers which escaped its protective attack

  • They underrated the treatments

  • I've heard much talk of this

  • That is why I go out of my way to say this I

  • Will tell you about it. This was a great trial of strengths between the british and German Air force

  • Can you can see a greater objective for the German in the air?

  • [meant] to make evacuations from these [beeches impossible and

  • To think all these ships which was it [stayed] almost to the extent of thousand

  • Could I have been an objective and greater military importance and significance?

  • for the whole purpose of the walls of this

  • They tried hard, and they were beaten back. They were frustrated in the task

  • We got the army away, and they have paid for cold

  • for any losses

  • Which they have been written?

  • So when we consider how much greater would be our advantage in defending the Air above the [size] [of] the infant overseas attack?

  • And I'll say that I find in the tractor shrug basis upon which practical and reassuring thoughts nearest I

  • would pay my tribute [diseased] young [Haman]

  • the great French Army which very largely

  • for the time being

  • tossed back and

  • Disturbed for the on Russia [or] to thousands of armored vehicles

  • may it not also be that the cause of

  • Civilization itself will be defended by the skill and devotion of [a] few thousand down

  • There never has been I suppose in all the world

  • In all the history of war such [an] opportunity for use

  • the knights of the round Table

  • the Crusaders all fall back into the past

  • Not early

  • distance

  • but per day

  • These young men growing forth every morn to guard their native land and all that we stand for

  • Holding in their hands

  • these instruments of colossal shattering power a

  • limit may be said that every morn brought forth or no [Trance] and

  • every Transcript for the Noble Knight

  • Deserve our gratitude

  • Yes to all the brave men

  • In so many ways and on so many occasions

  • Are ready and continue ready give life and all their native land

  • nevertheless

  • Thankfulness at the escape of our army and so many men who [have] run to pass to an agonizing [weak]

  • but not blind us to the fact that what happens in France and

  • Belgium it's a colossal military disaster

  • the French Army has been weakened the Belgian army has been lost a

  • Large part of those 40 guidelines a little bit so much faith has been reposed. He's gone

  • Many valuable mining districts and factories across into the enemy's protection

  • Over the channel ports [my] hands. There's all the tragic consequences [that] follow from that

  • And we must expect another blow to be struck almost immediately at us or a [trompe]

  • We are told sir. That's how hitler and to plan for invading the British isles

  • [this] is [awful] [being] thought of before

  • When Napoleon Led boulogne for a year [visit] [fat-bottomed] [books] and his grand army?

  • he was told by someone that

  • Are bitter we'd hit England?

  • They are certainly a great many more of them since the British expeditionary force returned

  • So I have myself full confidence that you go to educate

  • If nothing is neglected and if the best arrangements are [made] as they are being made we should prove ourselves

  • Once more able to defend our island home

  • To ride out the [storm] of war and to our the menace of Tyranny

  • if necessary videos

  • explicitly alone

  • At any rate that is what we're going [to] try to do

  • [then] is [resolve] his majesty's government

  • every Manner

  • That is a will of parliament in the nation the [British] [Empire] [and] the French republic

  • linked together in their code and in our need

  • Will defend to the death penaity soil aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost to their [strength]

  • We shall go [on] to the end?

  • We shall fight in France

  • [which] [will] fight on the seas and oceans

  • We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air

  • We shall defend our island. Whatever the cost may be

  • 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

  • [and] if

  • Which I do not for a moment believe

  • This island or large part of it when subjugated and starving in our empire

  • Beyond the Seas

  • Armed and guarded by the beliefs which would carry on the struggle

  • until in God's good time

  • The new World was all its power [might] steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old

  • you

when a week ago today

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WC講話(WE SHALL NEVER SURRENDER speech by Winston Churchill (We Shall Fight on the Beaches))

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