Sunday 19 September 2010

Big Picture : Churchill

This Churchill memorial sits in a small park overlooking St Margaret's Bay in Kent. The beach at St Margaret's is the closest point to France and was therefore a key strategic position. The area was evacuated during World War 2 to allow military personnel to move in. Several guns were positioned at St Margaret's including two ex-navy guns from the HMS King George V nicknamed "Winnie" and "Pooh".

The statue is accompanied by Churchill's famous words in his speech after the evacuation of Dunkirk.

"We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender"

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