Because obviously, if you’re British, an accordion is what you bring when you go off to war in the Mediterranean.
October 06, 2011, 5:23pm / 69
We must regard the next week or so as a very important period in our history. It ranks with the days when the Spanish Armada was approaching the Channel, and Drake was finishing his game of bowls; or when Nelson stood between us and Napoleon’s Grand Army at Boulogne. We have read all about this in the history books; but what is happening now is on a far greater scale and of far more consequence to the life and future of the world and its civilization than these brave old days of the past.
— Winston Churchill, 11 September 1940
October 06, 2011, 3:36pm / 10