|Winston Churchill, produced around 1945. Said to be made from the metal of enemy aircraft! The image incorporates the famous V & cigar, both symbols associated with the great man. These mascots were sold to raise funds after the war. |
A gifted wordsmith, one of his speeches - as war became inevitable - has gone down in history as one of the forces behind true British grit and bulldog determination.
Delivered in a low, growling voice were these now immortal words: "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 street: We shall fight in the hills: We shall never surrender." Good for him!