Stanley Baldwin - War Quotes
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Civilisation may perish as the result of war: it would certainly perish as the result of Nazi-ism triumphant beyond the borders of the country of its birth... And now we know that should the challenge come, we shall be there. In Luther's words we can no other. We were there when the Spanish galleons made for Plymouth: we were on those bloody fields in the Netherlands when Louis XIV aimed at the domination of Europe: we were on duty when Napoleon bestrode the world like a demi-god, and we answered the roll call, as you did, in August, 1914. We can no other. So help us, God.
I cannot rival Lloyd George at that sort of speech—full of clever thrusts, innuendos, malicious half-truths. To Lloyd George and Winston [Churchill] it is all part of a game; as for me, I cannot make speeches which are sheer and mere dialectic... If I had made the sort of speech about Lloyd George that I could have made it would be a cruel attack on an old man and it would have done no good. All through his career, except during the War, he has done no end of harm, and his Versailles peace was iniquitous and his conduct after the peace execrable.
If there is going to be a war—and no one can say that there is not—we must keep him fresh to be our war Prime Minister.
After excluding Churchill from the Cabinet