This post was most recently updated on October 21st, 2018
The War Years
Churchill’s reputation rests primarily, of course, upon his stalwart leadership of wartime Britain as prime minister in the years 1940–45.
His wartime speeches are still often referenced decades later.
Quotations like ‘we shall never surrender’, ‘I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat’, ‘never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many, to so few’, and ‘give us the tools and we’ll finish the job’ all have Churchillian origins.