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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2056
AUTHOR: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874–1965)
QUOTATION: When I warned them [the French] that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, “In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.” Some chicken! Some neck!
ATTRIBUTION: Prime Minister WINSTON CHURCHILL, speech to a joint session of the Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, Canada, December 30, 1941.—Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897–1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James, vol. 6, p. 6544 (1974).
SUBJECTS: World War II (1939–1945)