Iconic Moment: 8 May 1945, the World War II Allies formerly accept the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany – our “finest hour”
Stoic, reliable and straight talking, Churchill is widely regarded as Britain greatest ever leader. Famous for his speeches, Churchill is incredibly quotable. His speeches were exactly what the British people needed as the country faced up to the harsh reality of war.
The horrors of the Second World War and the contrasting bravery, resilience and spirit of many involved, touched millions across the globe. Winston Churchill epitomised that spirit, famously saying:
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
For Britain and the British public, that was enough.
When World War II ended on 8 May 1945, over 1 million people lined the streets in the United Kingdom to celebrate. Last year was the 65th anniversary of ‘VE Day’ (Victory in Europe Day) and the celebrations took place at the Cenotaph in London, led by the Prince of Wales.
Winston Churchill guided Britain through her darkest hour. He will forever have a place in the hearts of the British public and now you can add the great leader to your collection.