Turning once again to the question of invasion, I would observe there has never been a period in all these long centuries of which we boast when an absolute guarantee against the invasion could have been given to our people. But I have my self, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is not neglected, and best arrangements have been 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, to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary, for year, if necessary, alone. At any rate, yet this is what we are going 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 Gestape and all the odious apparatus of the Nazi rule. We shall never flag or fail. We shall go onto the end. We shall fight in France. We shall fight in the seas and the oceans. We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strengh 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 streeets. 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 empires beyond the sea, 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 liberation of the old!