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Winston Churchill's PowerPoint Slide
On 4 June 1940 Winston Spencer Churchill, the recently appointed prime minister of the United Kingdom, made a radio broadcast that ended with stirring words of defiance.
… 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, 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.
In the eight decades that have passed since the composition of this famous speech, the English language has changed considerably. I have therefore translated it into a form that will be more easily understood by present-day persons of the Pentagon persuasion.