Broadway Rhythm

Walter Winchell

St. Petersburg Times/August 2, 1944

 A member of the State Department was in the Cub Room last night and revealed this footnote to future historians—of a great man in a great era. He says it is absolutely authentic . . . During the battle of Britain Mr. Churchill went to the RAF control room, where for hours he watched the fight in the skies until the enemy planes were driven back . . . Returning to 10 Downing Street with Gen. Ismay by motor car, the prime minister sobbed for a long time. It was then that he said “Never in the history of man have so many owed so much to so few.” What was not widely recorded was Churchill’s concluding phrase: “Gen. Ismay, if I can cry, you can cry, too.”

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