I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this Government, I have
nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us
many long months of toil and struggle. You ask, what is our policy? I will say; “It is to wage war, by sea, land
and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us: to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never
surpassed in the dark lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.” You ask, what is our aim? I can answer
with one word: Victory—victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road
may be; for without victory there is no survival. First speech as Prime Minister, House of Commons, 13 May 1940.