Quotation by Winston Churchill

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour."
Winston Churchill (1874–1965), British statesman, writer. Speech, June 18, 1940, House of Commons, London. Vol. 6, Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897-1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James (1974).

Announcing the fall of France, and the start of the "Battle of Britain." Two days later, a week after the Germans had entered Paris, France concluded an armistice with Germany.
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