On 29 October, 1941, Winston Churchill paid a visit to his former school, Harrow, a time when England was at war with Germany. The US entry into the war would not happen until the attack on Pearl Harbour on 7 December 1941.
The following is an extract from his speech to the school:
"You cannot tell from appearances how things will go. Sometimes imagination makes things out far worse than they are; yet without imagination not much can be done. Those people who are imaginative see many more dangers than perhaps exist; certainly many more than will happen; but then they must also pray to be given that extra courage to carry this far-reaching imagination.
But for everyone, surely, what we have gone through in this period … this is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
Hear the last paragraph above as spoken by Churchill at: