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    Who said the phrase Never So Few Owe So Much To So Many

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    Colleen

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    Never was so much owed by so many to so few was a wartime speech made by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on 20 August 1940.

    Colleen

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    Worded differently but is that what you were looking for?

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    <a href="/users/975/colleen/">@Colleen</a> - Actually, last night I was watching, "Uptown Saturday Night" In one of the scences' was a robbery, when it was all said, and done. Calvin Lockhart aka Silky Slim said...Never so Few Owe so Much To so Many. What did he mean when he made that statement? Maybe,the few of you that have a lot, owe what I'm taking from you to so many! Sounded like a catchy phrase to me, so, I though I would post it, and see others' opinion!!!

    Colleen

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    OK, you only asked who said the phrase. I didn't know we were suppose to dissect it for our own interpretation.

    iT WAS MADE BY WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN AND IT WAS ABOUT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE PILOTS WHO DID BATTLE WITH AN OVERWELMING NUMBER OF GERMAN AIR FORCE PLANES AND HELPED TURN THE TIDE OF AIRPOWER OVER BRITAIN

    The most famous being said by Winston Churchill to The House of Commons ~ 20th Aug 1940 during the height of the Battle of Britain about the pilots of the RAF as they fought the mass strength of the Luftwaffe who were intent on destroying British air power before launching an invasion.Britain was the last and only country still fighting Nazi Germany,foiling their dream of total dominance of Europe.
    'Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few'.The few being the RAF,so much being freedom and so many being not only Britain but the free world.
    Mervyn King as governor of the Bank of England on the 21st Oct 2009 said 'Never was so much money owed by so few to so many' refering to the banking industry during the global recession.

    03/18/2011


    Winston Churchill said this in World War Two to praise the Royal Air Force that stopped Hitler's grab for air power over Britian's skies. Yet, I have heard that someone else said it earlier. I cannot be sure, but I believe a Greek said it in praise of King Leonidas at Thermoply. Guessing.


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