The Roaring Lion, 1941

by jordanjlloydhq

Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd, based on an original photographic print by Yousuf Karsh

Taken 30th December, 1941, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada (Yousuf Karsh Library and Archives Canada / Public Domain)

"Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old." – Winston Churchill, June 4th, 1940

Probably one of the most famous photographic portraits ever taken. Karsh himself named his portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, 'The Roaring Lion'. I've been wanting to this one for a long time. If you haven't seen Gary Oldman's rendition of this speech in 2017's Darkest Hour, it's on YouTube and it will make you weep.