Portraiture & Fine Art Oil and Coloured Pencil

David Sandell

"Some Chicken, Some Neck"

I have just about completed my take on Winston Churchill, perhaps the title needs explaining; it is taken from Churchill's Ottawa speech and refers to a French general's sneering comment that Britain would soon be invaded by Hitler just as France had just fallen:

"When I warned them that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, 'In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken.' Some chicken! Some neck!" — Winston Churchill, Ottawa, Dec. 30, 1941