Douglas Bailey (trystero) wrote,
Douglas Bailey
trystero

"We shall fight on the beaches"... and in the House, too, apparently

I'm trying to decide whether it takes anything away from Winston Churchill's "We shall fight on the beaches" House of Commons speech of 4 Jun 1940 to know that it was immediately followed not by respectful solemnity but by petty common-or-garden niggling over parliamentary procedure.

On the whole, I think I'm opting for "no", but it's still funny to see the tepidity of the general response.
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