June 18, 1940 ~ This Was their Finest Hour
Winston Churchill was one of the most gifted orators of the 20th Century, famous for his stubborn resistance to Hitler during the darkest hours of the Second World War. “This was their finest hour” was a speech he delivered TODAY in 1940 just 2-days after the fall of France. In the speech, he justified confidence in victory, even if it was not yet clear how that victory could be achieved. The Battle of France was over … the Battle of Britain was about to begin!