THE END OF THE BEGINNING
During the second world war November 1942, as Hitler's Luftwaffe had invaded English skies, Britain was feeling the dread of his enlarging shadow. The country was asking the question "How long can they endure the unrelenting darkness of their situation?"
Prime Minister Winston Churchill needed to answer that question. What could he say to give the people hope and courage?
On November 10th, he addressed a worried audience at the Lord Mayor's Day Luncheon. Slowly and in his own particular style, he spoke these immortal words:
"Now is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."