“Frenchmen! For more than thirty years in peace and war I have marched with you. I am marching still along the same road. Tonight I speak to you at your firesides, wherever you may be, or whatever your fortunes are. I repeat the prayer upon the louis d’ or, ‘Dieu protège la France.’ Here at home in England, under the fire of the Boche, we do not forget the ties and links that unite us to France.…Here in London, which Herr Hitler says he will reduce to ashes… our Air Force has more than held its own. We are waiting for the long-promised invasion. So are the fishes.”
— 21 October 1940, Broadcast to France.