"I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our goal, to ride out the storm of Klose and Mueller, and to outlive the menace of Lahm, if necessary for years, if necessary alone.
At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of Her Majesty's Government-every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation.
The British Empire. North, East, South, West and the Midlands linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength.
Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen, France, Denmark and Italy have already capitulated, we shall not flag or fail.
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in South Africa, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our penalty area, 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 even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving of power to watch the game, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the England fans, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old, young, men and women of our fair land. That land known as England"