Watching David Maxwell Fyfe's cross-examination of Goering at Nuremberg,
Robert Cooper, correspondent of The Times wrote:
IT WAS FOR THIS
THAT THEY FOUGHT
On June 18th 1940 Winston Churchill delivered a speech in the House of Commons, which has since been named 'Their Finest Hour,'
If we can stand up to him (Hitler), all Europe may be freed and the life of the world may move forward into broad and sunlit uplands
But if we fail then the whole world and all that we have known and cared for will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age.'
People fought for all that we have known and cared for:
They fought for much more than the absence of war, they fought for peace.
They fought for freedom, protected by the law, and the maintenance of justice.
In the run up to November 2020
Weaving his words with original musical settings of the poems which inspired him,
exploring his philosophy of natural law amid the landscapes of his journey, and the love story at its' heart.
In preparation for 2020, below are extracts from the film and book to reflect on during Armistice 2019.