Into the Storm (2009 film)

2009 TV-biopic about Churchill directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan

Into the Storm or Churchill at War (alt. title) is a 2009 biographical film about Winston Churchill and his days in office during the Second World War. It is the sequel to the 2002 film The Gathering Storm.

Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan. Written by Hugh Whitemore.
A relentless leader is the greatest weapon of war.

Winston ChurchillEdit

  • We are told that Herr Hitler has a plan for invading the British Isles. This has often been thought of before. I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once more able to defend our island home to outlive the menace of tyranny if necessary for years, if necessary alone.


Neville Chamberlain: Now, I had hoped to remain as Prime Minister for the current crisis... but I've just been told that the Labour Party will not serve under me. Therefore, I shall resign immediately. One of you will lead the new government. Winston, would it be possible for you to discharge the duties of Minister of Defence under the direction of Edward Halifax as Prime Minister? [Churchill remains silent] What is your opinion?
[Churchill continues to remain silent; Lord Halifax reluctantly speaks up.]
Lord Halifax: I think... Winston would be the better choice.
Winston Churchill: Yes. I think so, too.

Winston Churchill: I gather you're making a fuss about our Southern Area defences, is that so?
Major General Bernard Montgomery: I wouldn't call it a fuss, Prime Minister.
Winston Churchill: That's what I was told. "Major General Montgomery has been making a fuss," they said. I want to know why.
Major General Bernard Montgomery: See for yourself, sir. Static guns. What's the point of that? It's absurd to try and defend the coastline of England with guns in static positions. The Germans would bypass the whole lot of them as they did in France. What we need is mobility.
Winston Churchill: Might I remind you, that our Army vehicles are lying in heaps of charred wreckage on the beaches of Dunkirk.
Major General Bernard Montgomery: Buses. Plenty of buses in this country after all. My division should be given buses and transported rapidly to wherever they're needed. What we have here is worse than useless.
Winston Churchill: Your commanding officer seems perfectly satisfied with things as they are.
Major General Bernard Montgomery: Well, he's wrong.
Winston Churchill: He's wrong and you're right?
Major General Bernard Montgomery: Precisely so. And if he were here, I would tell him so to his face.
Winston Churchill: Very well. Buses you shall have. Now that matter's settled, we'll have lunch. And a drink. I'm sure you could do with a drink, Major-General.
Major General Bernard Montgomery: [sternly] I neither drink nor smoke, and am 100% fit.
Winston Churchill: Well, I both drink and smoke, and I'm 200% fit.

Winston Churchill: Wing Commander Maddox.
Wing Commander Maddox: Yes, sir.
Winston Churchill: Victoria Cross.
Wing Commander Maddox: Yes, sir.
Winston Churchill: It is ordained that the Victoria Cross shall only be awarded for most conspicuous bravery, or some preeminent act of valour or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy. Isn't that what it says on the royal warrant?
Wing Commander Maddox: Yes, sir.
Winston Churchill: The Battle of Britain was won by men like you. This country owes you its life and liberty. [Maddox hesitates to speak] You feel very humble and awkward in my presence, don't you?
Wing Commander Maddox: Yes, sir.
Winston Churchill: Then you can imagine how humble and awkward... I feel in yours.


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