Diary 169

Thursday, September, 3rd

Today is the anniversary of the declaration of war, in 1939, by Britain against Nazi Germany. The resultant string of disastrous defeats did not cease until the Battle of Britain, in 1941, which was not so much a victory as a dogged refusal to concede defeat.  

What held people together during that time, and the years that followed? It was, quite simply, the refusal to give in and live under a rule they could not stomach.

I like to think I can learn from that example.