Victory In Europe – 75 Years On

Pandemic ponderings whilst searching for parallels

Let us remember those who will not come back, their constancy and courage in battle, their sacrifice and endurance in the face of a merciless enemy: let us remember the men in all the services and the women in all the services who have laid down their lives.

We must act like any wartime government and do whatever it takes to support our economy. That’s the main purpose of this press conference this afternoon.

Yes this enemy can be deadly, but it is also beatable – and we know how to beat it and we know that if as a country we follow the scientific advice that is now being given we know that we will beat it. And however tough the months ahead we have the resolve and the resources to win the fight.

Let us resolve to bring to the tasks which lie ahead the same high confidence in our mission [to fight the virus]. Much hard work awaits us, both in the restoration of our own country after the ravages of [the] war [against the virus] and in helping to restore peace [health] and sanity to a shattered world. This comes upon us at a time when we have all given of our best. For five long [months] (rather than the years in King George’s speech) and more, heart and brain, nerve and muscle have been directed upon the overthrow of the Coronavirus…Now we turn, fortified by success, to deal with our last remaining foe…together we shall all face the future with stern resolve and prove that our reserves of will-power and vitality are inexhaustible.



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Paul Helsby HR

HR Consultant @ PR-HR Solutions Ltd. Writing to share experiences — good and bad — gained from 25+ years in HR.