There is a scene in this film where Winston Churchill seems to be the only one who is willing to fight the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg. Everyone else in the War Cabinet is looking to surrender to Hitler in order to save their trapped soldiers at Dunkirk. You could see that Churchill was trying to buy time until Operation Dynamo (the flotilla of small boats) was launched to bring the 300,000 soldiers back home. But he was on his own, single-handedly looking for answers. In truth, the Conservatives were trying to find a way to get him out of No. 10 Downing Street. They just were hoping that he would paint himself into a corner that he couldn’t get out of.
His wife, Clementine, was probably the only one who could have seen him through this crisis, as this next clip clearly shows:
On his way to that War Cabinet meeting, Churchill decides to take a ride on the Underground (something he had never done in his life before).
After this, he decides to seek the opinions of other Conservative members at Westminster:
After seeing that he was not alone in his wish to stand up to Hitler and ‘never surrender’, he went to the House of Commons, and gives the speech of his lifetime:
He was proved right.