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  Never was so much owed by so many to so few - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Never was so much owed by so many to so few speech was a famous speech made by Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the British Parliament on August 20, 1940, at the height of the Battle of Britain, often viewed as the most critical turning point of World War II.
Together with the three famous speeches which he gave during the period of the Battle of France (the "Blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech of 13 May, the "We shall fight on the beaches" speech of 4 June, and the "This was their finest hour" speech of 18 June) they form his most stirring rhetoric.
It is best remembered for his use of the phrase "the few" to describe the Allied aircrew of Royal Air Force (RAF), whose desperate struggle gained the victory; "The Few" has come to be their nickname.
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There had been much opposition to this on the part of her grandmother and of the elders of the tribe; but the young people won the day, and her husband had since made his home with her at the hut.
Many times I implored the padre to let me learn, and he would say: 'After a little, my son, when you are old enough; it is a difficult instrument to learn.' I knew he was right, but did not like to wait.
She had met so few people in her life, that it was not difficult for her to remember the youth as one of her young companions from the asylum in Mexico, who had come with her to Nueva California nearly fifteen years before.
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 sciforums.com - Most pivotal battle of WWII?
Because, although much of the British army and large parts of the French army had been rescued nearly all equipment had been left behind, and there was hardly any modern weaponry to resist an invasion in Britain, whereas the Germans in France had powerful front-line units.
So let there be no misunderstanding, the Battle of Britain was the most important battle of the 2nd World War (even more so than the battle of the atlantic).
Many believe Stalingrad to be the turning point of the war.
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 Action-Figure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Containing the words "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." The term "The Few" was coined to describe the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots that defended England during the Battle of Britain.
And so we are equally pleased to release a version of the Elite Force German Luftwaffe fighter pilot.
So now for the last of our "few" and although this one is far removed from the days of World War ll, it has still been seen in the skies over Europe.
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 Articles - The Few   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Few is a term used to describe the Allied airmen of the Royal Air Force (RAF) who won the Battle of Britain in the Second World War.
There is a preserved Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft known as "The Last of The Few", as part of the "Battle of Britain Memorial Flight", along with a Supermarine Spitfire that flew in the Battle (one of 5 Spitfires in the Memorial Flight).
A film called The Few is currently (2004) in preparation, based on the story of American pilot Billy Fiske, who ignored his country's neutrality rules and flew against the Germans.
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 The Few   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Few is a term used to describe the airmen who won the Battle of Britain in the Second World War.
It comes from Winston Churchill's phrase "never was so much owed by so many to so few".
A film called The Few is currenty (2004) in preparation in which Tom Cruise stars in the true-life story of American pilot Billy Fiske, who ignored his country's neutrality rules and flew against the Germans.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/T/The-Few.htm   (280 words)

  
 Bay Weekly
So much hero worship was within this writer in the days following Aug. 20, 1940, that several years later I ran away from home intent on doing the next closest thing to flying with the RAF.
This doesn’t have much to do with the topic of this week’s column — those in a different kind of uniform — other than to convey the deep everlasting impression of the words “so much owed by so many to so few.”
You might even say: Never in the field of human conflict were so few unappreciated by so many.
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 War Now!
ColdFury passes on from Samizdata an excerpt from the "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" speech to the House of Commons immediatly after the Battle of Britain.
So we went over there and found they were authentically baked twice weekly, and came in authentic stale plain, stale poppy, or stale sesame.
So now Iraq can blame the killing of the leader of that which a long time ago was called Black September (anyone want to comment on the significance?) and nowadays is labeled the Fatah revolutionary council on the West, and start claiming assassins in the dark against Palestinian freedom fighters.
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 Quotes and Stories - The Churchill Centre
In my country, as in yours, public men are proud to be the servants of the State and would be ashamed to be its masters.
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."-- Speech made in the House of Commons as the Battle Britain peaked on August 20, 1940.
The home front was totally involved in the war because of the Germany bombing raids and Britain was "a whole nation fighting and suffering together." But special gratitude was directed towards the airmen whose prowess and devotion were capable of turning the tide of the war.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=388   (1208 words)

  
 Guardian Century | 1940-1949 | Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few
In a few weeks we have seen the French Republic and the renowned French Army beaten into total submission with fewer casualties than they suffered in any one of the battles of 1914-15.
The German air power, numerically so far outstripping ours, has been brought so close to our island that what we used to dread has come to pass, and the hostile bombers not only reach our shores in a few minutes and from many directions but can be escorted by their fighters.
Few would have believed we could survive - none would have believed that we should to-day, not only feel stronger but should actually be stronger than we have ever been before.
www.guardiancentury.co.uk /1940-1949/Story/0,6051,128255,00.html   (1013 words)

  
 So much owed by so many to so few.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
So much owed by so many to so few.
That which is owed or due to another; in general, anything which one person is under an obligation to pay or render to another.
Born at Ghent, 1500; died at Yuste, in Spain, 1558; was a descendant of the house of Hapsburg, and to this descent owed his sovereignty over so many lands that it was said of him that the sun never set on his dominions.
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - The Man Who Cried War
So, I am in the service of people who are actually more scheming and evil than I am.
Many young beautiful ladies, probably the many duchesses the King liked to entertain, were standing around, with hands hiding their whispering.
Many ladies from the hall started pointing at me and screaming, hands over their mouths.
www.europa-universalis.com /forum/showthread.php?t=164249   (4698 words)

  
 Great Britain
The Women's Land Army was formed and the volunteer women lived and worked on farms often far from where they were previously living.
Many hundreds of men and women not in the armed forces volunteered for the Auxiliary Fire Service to supplement the National Fire Brigade, as Special Constables to augment the Police, as wardens manning warden’s posts to assist Air Raid Precautions network throughout the country.
There were the Heavy Rescue teams, part of the ARP Organisation that worked on through the raids and also the women who became Ambulance drivers, and this they did after completing their normal day at their workplace.
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 So much by so few - National - www.smh.com.au
These are the men so famously immortalised by Winston Churchill when he said: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
A few of The Few, as they became known, were Australian, and their names, too, will be emblazoned in bronze alongside their comrades when the monument opens on Victoria Embankment next year.
In the introduction to his book, Newton explains that confusion about the exact numbers of The Few is to be expected: "In those days Australians travelled using a British passport and Australia was proudly part of the British Empire...
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/03/15/1079199159152.html   (983 words)

  
 Jargon, slang, and niche vocabularies
Much of the language, most of it having to do with sex, drinking and violence, originated with mobsters and musicians during a period that began with Prohibition and ended with the Rat Pack.
Much of this lingo may not be wide spread, or something you'd hear in communities where gays are not the majority.
Many entries widely used in the industry are standard technical terms that we have indexed and further defined or edited over the years.
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 HISTORY OF MEXICO - THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE WORK OF JUAN RULFO - BY JIM TUCK IN MEXICO CONNECT
Yet his work was so highly regarded that he won Mexico's National Prize for Literature in 1970 and was elected to the Mexican Academy of Language in 1980.
First working within the limits of the Federal District, then in Guadalajara and Tampico, then all over the country, he learned dialects, folkways and customs and was thus able to acquire the cultural insights that were to serve him so well in his writing.
In order to support his wife and their four children, he was compelled to toil at a number of occupations that didn't involve writing.
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 Augusta Georgia: opinion@ugusta: Notes emergence of new U.S. heroes 02/27/99
True Americans must forever be indebted to Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., and his ``happy few'' for the valiant fight against overwhelming odds.
But, as the lawyers for O.J. Simpson left the courtroom with blood dripping from their legal fingers, so the president's counsel left the well of the Senate with bits and pieces of a tattered Constitution sticking to their hob-nailed boots, leaving the remainder for the Senate to collect in shame.
Greater than the crimes of William Jefferson Clinton was the obstruction of justice by the Senate in flaunting the constitutional directive for a full and fair trial -- tying the hands of the House managers through time restraints, denying witnesses and announcing the verdict before the trial began.
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 KinsellaLaw
I often tell people lawyers are much more ethical than they realize; and also, much of the bad rap lawyers get is because clients are pigheaded and insiste on suing etc., even when the lawyer tries to talk them out of it.
The study is significant because it refutes the notion that current temperatures are the warmest ever and calls into question much of the warming effect caused by the so-called greenhouse gases from industrial plants and automobiles.
This treatise, out of print for many years, is now brought back by the Mises Institute in a 3rd edition, with a comprehensive introduction by Jörg Guido Hülsmann, senior fellow of the Mises Institute and Mises biographer.
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 Party Poker Blog
Maudie wasn't quite sure of my actual size, so in order to be safe, she had two tshirts made for me; one dwarf sized and the other regular sized.
Boyd went on to tell us that many of the 1000 or so players were able to charge back their credit cards, but there was no way for them to claim any winnings that may have occurred.
Boyd says that he is aware that much of the poker community doubts his story, “A lot of people naturally assume that I took all of that money and partied, buying a big house in the Caribbean and breast implants for a blonde girlfriend.
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 Mosaic Unit 15: "Never Was So Much Owed ..."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Mosaic Unit 15: "Never Was So Much Owed..."
From "Never was so Much Owed by so Many to so Few." Poster.
Poster from the collection of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University.
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 Religion of History's 100 Most Influential People
Note that many influential philosophies (such as Marxist Communism or Confucianism) are not always classified as organized "religions" in the traditional sense, but are classified as such by sociologists because they are a primary motivational worldview for individuals, cultures or subcultures.
To the uninitiated reader, Jesus was born within the last 3000 years, so they may feel baffled as to how he could have participated in the creation of the universe billions of years ago.
So whoever did this ranking is simply incorrect if their criteria was the most influential person in history.
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 HEXUS.community - Weird Net Problem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One day, Internet Explorer unexpectedly crashed, so it gives me the 'do you want to send report' message, of course I dont, but no matter what I do, it won't go away.
Now, whenever I connect, using an ADSL USB modem, after an indeterminate amount of time, the net traffic falls very low (a few bps), all open windows cease to work (Explorer, Outlook, BlueJ, Word, anything), I can't open anything (even CTRL-ALT-DEL dont work), and the only thing that functions is the taskbar.
If so you can try restoring to a date before your system started having this problem.
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 Battle of Britain
The aircraft perform much better than the default versions of the same airframe that came with the original CFS3.
Unfortunately, the number of AI aircraft is limited due to the simulation's engine.
It would have been nice to have the sky full of aircraft during air-to-air missions like in real life, instead of a dozen or so.
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 Fader.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
So sight unseen, I packed up my old Subaru for the lush environs at the confluence of the Willamette and the mighty Columbia Rivers just sixty miles west of Oregon's most famous and tallest peak, Mt. Hood.
If renewed interest in doing the necessary research could be one result from patients asserting their rights to use marijuana without criminal penalty, and of voters' endorsing that right, so much the better for all concerned.
And few, even in the legal community, understand how Biblical ideas form the basis of our government, economic system, and law......I hope you will find CS to be an excellent educational resource and will join with us in sharing the ideas that make our country great!
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 Never was so much owed by so many to so few
Discussion: Never was so much owed by so many to so few
On August 20, 1940 Winston Churchill made his famous Never was so much owed by so many to so few speech to the House of Commons of the British Parliament, at the height of the Battle of Britain, often viewed as the most critical turning point of World War II.
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 213Squadron
It is, however dedicated to all of the people who have honourably served in the defence of their countries.
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few".Sir Winston S. Churchill
I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun - split clouds and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
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 JUnit and Its Extensions Make Unit Testing Your Java Code Much Easier
Martin Fowler wrote: "Never in the field of software engineering has so much been owed by so many to so few lines of code." And he was absolutely right.
The ability to do both of these things is a very common requirement, but they aren't mandatory for all projects so they were relegated to an extension.
Not many programmers know that reflection can, in certain cases, completely bypass encapsulation and provide access to an object's otherwise encapsulated members.
www.devx.com /Java/Article/9614/0/page/1   (972 words)

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