In the next three days, I have to write a term paper for my World War II history course. I must say, although this course has been quite frustrating (middle of summer), it has also been very fascinating.
My paper is on: British morale in the face of German bombing. Was it strong, as the traditional view goes? Or was it defeated? In the process, I have encountered the classic speeches of our good friend Winston Churchill. For your reading pleasure:
"Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour' ."
"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!"
Tell me after hearing that, would you want to go fight for your country?
I say....oh yes I would.
In case you didn't notice - I sure love Britain.