“Let the children have their night of fun and laughter. Let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures before we turn again to the stern task and the formidable years that lie before us, resolved that,

by our sacrifice and daring, these same children shall not be robbed of their inheritance or denied their right to live in a free and decent world.”

David McCullough

Winston Churchill Christmas Eve Message, 1941 as printed in “In the Dark Streets Shineth” by historian and author David McCullough, book quotes


 

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