Winston Churchill's World War II Speech

Can you complete the following extract from the We shall fight on the beaches speech that Winston Churchill delivered to the British parliament in 1940?
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Last updated: March 19, 2024
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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 more able to defend our island home,
to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny,
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 His Majesty's Government – every man of them.
That is the will of Parliament and the nation.
The British Empire and the French Republic,
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,
or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule,
we shall not flag or fail.
We shall go on to the end.
We shall fight in France, we shall 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 a large part of it were subjugated and starving,
then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet,
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.
Level 68
Aug 6, 2015
What an amazing speech. Thanks for the quiz.
Level 85
Aug 6, 2015
Goose bumps!
Level 85
Mar 19, 2024
Compare this to any foreign policy speech of any American president in the last twenty years. Ugh.