For defeat there is only one answer … victory.” Churchill said on 10 June 1941.

Churchill said May 1940: “You ask: ‘What is our policy?’ I will say: ‘It is to wage war by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalog of human crime.’ That is our policy. You ask: ‘What is our aim?’ I can answer in one word: ‘Victory! Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.’

Sir Winston Churchill is perhaps best remembered for his powerful speeches, and words, particularly those he gave during the Second World War. Famous quotes from these speeches and other memorable moments in his life are still used today ! as so powerful so meaningly… so amazingly unexpected…

“I never ‘worry’ about action, but only about inaction.” said Churchill, 1940s.

he also said :

Dogs look up to you, cats look down on you. Give me a pig! He looks you in the eye and treats you as an equal. Churchill, c 1952, as relayed by Sir Anthony Montague Browne to Richard.

There is nothing wrong in change, if it is in the right direction. To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. Churchill, 23 June 1925.

and said in 1939 : “I expect you will find that change is the best kind of rest.” Churchill, 17 December 1939.

The film “CHURCHILL” stars one of the greatest public figure in History as a man like any other man with his fears and doubts… Winston Churchill is here as a human being (as seen behind the scene in his personal life while at same time with a destiny as leading him towards becoming the most famous man of the world ) and the one who changed the course of HISTORY thanks to his un-waiving personality….and as a political unforgettable figure.

HISTORY / Churchill Biography :

photo : Winston Churchill most famous portrait !

He was born 30 November 1874, in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK . He died 24 January 1965, Hyde Park Gate, London, England, UK (following a stroke. His Birth Name was : Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. his Nicknames :Winnie, The British Bulldog. He was a quite tall man: Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Winston CHURCHILL is born in Blenheim Palace, the residence of his grandfather, the 7th Duke of Marlborough. His father was the Duke’s third son, Lord Randolph Churchill. His mother, Jennie Jerome, was the daughter of an American financier. After passing through famous English public schools such as Harrow, he went on to fullfill his ambition for a life in the army. He fought in various parts of the British Empire until in 1900 when he won the Conservative seat in Oldham in the general election. From here until 1929 he held various offices in British Parliament.

The 1930s saw Adolf Hitler rise to power and dominate much of Europe. When war was declared between Britain and Germany in 1939, Neville Chamberlain was British Prime Minister.

On May 10, 1940 Hitler’s forces struck at Holland, Belgium, and France. Chamberlain was seen by many as a weak leader and they longed for a more forceful leader with whom Britain could feel safe.

Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, was chosen to become Prime Minister (at the age of 65). It could be said that Churchill’s fiery energy had never been experienced before in British politics and suddenly it seemed as though Britain could face the Nazi giant. He made a speech on 13 May: “You ask: ‘What is our policy?’ I will say: ‘It is to wage war by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark lamentable catalog of human crime.’ That is our policy. You ask: ‘What is our aim?’ I can answer in one word: ‘Victory! Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.’”

The United States entered the war after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The US’s participation was excellent news to Churchill and after success on D-Day and as the Nazi forces were gradually forced back, the war in Europe gradually drew to a close. He was re-elected as Prime Minister in 1951 but because of deteriorating health he left the public scene. He died at Hyde Park Gate, London, on January 24, 1965 at the age of 90. He had succeeded in the uniting of thought and deed. He had succeeded in uniting everyone in the common purpose, inspiring them with fortitude and strength to face whatever hardships that would have to be incurred in the process of first surviving and ultimately winning the war. His daughter Mary wrote to him on his death bed: “I owe you what every Englishman, woman, and child owes you — liberty itself.”

He had said you ask… “‘What is our aim?’ I can answer in one word: ‘Victory! Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.’”

This is why today everyone can say with his daughter : “ I owe you what (everyone in the world ) owes you — liberty itself.”

THE FILM (2017)

photo :The film “CHURCHILL” poster

The film released in 2017 is focused on one part of his life and related to D Day in Normandy… and his private personality as a man , more than as a politician… and what motivated him and how human he was like any other human being ! with fears and failures, and with a great strength that was to keep unfailingly, constantly, his noble goal that was the pursuit of LIBERTY ! at all costs… and acted to win it !

Brian Cox and the ‘formidable’ Miranda Richardson are starring in the film “Churchill”. (Allstar/Lionsgate ).

Clementine Churchill (a formidable Miranda Richardson) warns often her husband and shows herself a wonderful wise counsel to her husband… There are moments of both pathos and pity to be found in Jonathan Teplitzky’s biopic of Britain’s most famous prime minister, which takes place in the lead-up to D-Day. Teplitzky sets up Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) as a human being with all his fears and doubts as any other human being , and remembering his most destructive past failure, as to understand his emotions and made as to amplify how the Victory was not granted in advance, nor sure beforehand, when he finally inevitably leads the allies to the so unexpected victory. (a 98-minute film).

The film is a wonderful jump into the wonderful D DAY day of LIBERTY and how Liberty was to be won, as not granted.

Somebody had to work to win it !

A beautiful cinematography with all Citroen Cars and a marvellous historic set and background…

Winston Churchill seems to be here today just to show you that sometimes being weak can be the greatest strength of all ! … Not everything is always granted ! sometimes you have to fight for it even if it means fighting also your emotions and fears that are here to block your way to freedom , to LIBERTY !…

The film is made thanks to a wonderful cast, starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, James Purefoy, Julian Wadham, delivering amazing performances…
The Film Director (realisateur) is Jonathan Teplitzky.
The film Genre is : Biography (Biopic), War (Guerre), Drama (Drame) with a Duration (Durée) of 98 minutes, is released in Cinemas (Date de sortie cinéma ) on 07 juin 2017.

The film Synopsis : June 1944. The 48 hours of huge suspens before D DAY in NORMANDY that set CHURCHILL destiny (and as the man who won Liberty for all men in the whole world !).
 [ Juin 1944. Les 48H précédant le Débarquement qui scellèrent le destin de Winston Churchill et du monde libre ! ]

Review©2017.june.20.Joelle.Rondi

Posted 20 june 2017 By: Joelle RONDI (Writer & Journalist/Video Producer )

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