Winston Churchill: May 25, 1940:
Prime Minister to Secretary of State for War and C.I.G.S.: Pray find out who was the officer responsible for sending the order to evacuate Calais yesterday, and by whom this very lukewardm telegram I saw this morning was drafted, in which mention is made of "for the sake of Allied solidarity." This is not the way to encourage men to fight to the end. Are you sure there is no streak of defeatist opinion in the General Staff?