The view from our doorstep at the moment is just delicious, just so tasty you could eat it with a spoon. When a courier arrived with a parcel the other day, he was quite overcome by its beauty, now couriers are not often moved to speak, you are lucky to get more than ‘Sign here’, ‘Do you know how long it’s taken me to find this place?’ or ‘Have you fastened that dog up?’ but this particular courier was obviously feeling very patriotic and nostalgic for our green and pleasant land.
‘This’ he announced, sweeping an arm across the vista, ‘this view, is why Churchill said we would fight them on the beaches.’
I can see where he is coming from, I feel rather precious about this view myself. The full quote is,
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.