What Fleet Admiral Sir Terrance Hood called the Battle of Reach is over; I expect that the Battle of Earth is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Human civilisation. Upon it depends our own Terran life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. The Covenant knows that they will have to break us on this Earth or lose the war. If we can stand up to them, all the Galaxy may be free and the life of our species may move forward into broad, bright worlds. But if we fail, then the whole Galaxy, including the Inner Colonies, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of pervert science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the Human Empire and its United Nations Space Command last for a thousand years, men will say, 'This was their Finest Hour'
We shall not flag nor fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight on Reach and on Mars; we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in space. We shall defend our planet whatever the cost may be; we shall fight in orbit, in asteroid fields, in nebulae, in slipspace and on the Earth. We shall never surrender and even if, which I do not for the moment believe, this planet or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our empire among the stars, armed and guarded by the United Nations Space Command Fleet, will carry on the struggle until in God's good time the New Worlds with all their power and might, set forth to the liberation and rescue of the Old.
These speeches are the work of Walshicus, and were submitted to HBO on February 21, 2004.
The first file is an adaptation of Churchill's 18 July 1940 address to the House of Commons.
The second file is an adaptation of Churchill's 4 June 1940 address to the House