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75 Years On: New Year 1942

75 Years On: New Year 1942

Here’s to a year of toil—a year of strug­gle and per­il, and a long step for­ward towards vic­to­ry. May we all come through safe and with hon­our!”

Some­where east of Ottawa, a spe­cial train bore the Prime Min­is­ter of Great Britain toward Wash­ing­ton, after he had addressed Canada’s Par­lia­ment. In Ottawa he had spo­ken of the French in 1940:

When I warned them that Britain would fight on alone, what­ev­er they did, their gen­er­als told their prime min­is­ter and his divid­ed cab­i­net, “In three weeks Eng­land will have her neck wrung like a chick­en.” Some chick­en!…

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