Winston Churchill desperately presses Franklin D. Roosevelt for assistance and aid as England struggles against Nazi Germany in Europe. He asks Roosevelt to borrow navy ships, and Roosevelt is unable to provide support due to the United States' policy of neutrality.
Winston Churchill gives a speech to the House of Commons that describes the Dunkirk evacuation and warns of a possible invasion attempt by the Nazis. The speech also prepared the British citizens for France's falling out of the war without in any way releasing France to do so. Churchill instills in the British people the idea that they will eventually be victorious in the war.