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The Churchill Society
London.


Of all the power bestowed upon men,
none is so precious as the gift of oratory.

He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great King.

Winston Churchill.


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DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE

Broadcast

21st October 1940

Frenchmen! For more than 30 years in peace and war I have marched with you.

I am marching still along the same road. Tonight I speak to you at your firesides, wherever you may be, or whatever your fortunes are: I repeat the  prayer that upon the louis d'or, "Dieu protege la France"

Here at home in England, under the the fire of the Bosche we do not forget the ties and links that unite us to France . . .

Here in London, which Her Hitler says he will reduce to ashes, and which his aeroplanes are now bombarding, our people are bearing up unflinchingly. Our Air Force has more than held its own.  We are waiting for the long promised invasion.  So are the fishes . . .

Frenchmen - rearm your spirits before it is too late. Remember how Napoleon said before one of his battles:î   These same Prussians who are so boastful today were three to one at Jena, and six to one at Montmirailî

Never will I believe that the soul of France is dead! Never will I believe that her place amongst the greatest nations of the world has been lost forever.

Remember that we shall never stop,  never weary, and never give in . . . We seek to beat the life and soul out of Hitler and Hitlerism. That alone - that all the time - that to the end. Those French who are in the French Empire, and those who are in the so-called unoccupied France, may see their way from time to time to useful action, I will not go into details  . . hostile ears are listening . . .

Good night then: Sleep to gather strength for the morning.  For the morning will come. brightly it will shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.

VIVE LA FRANCE!

Long live also the forward march of the common people in all lands towards their just and true inheritance, and towards the broader and fuller age.

Broadcast

London

21st October 1940.


 

 

...................Ladybird.

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