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Churchill's "We shall fight them on the beaches" speech

Updated: May 5, 2019

This was a relief to get finished! Started at the end of February, I needed to get this done by June 6th, the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. 76 words and 305 letters of Sir Winston Churchill's 'We shall fight on the beaches' speech engraved on the tip of a World War II bullet. The difficulty for me in this piece was in trying to hold the bullet steady while attempting to engrave on the end of it. This is the smallest possible engraving, but it's an iconic speech which sends the most powerful message. 75 years ago we saw the largest seaborne invasion force in history set sail for France. It's a sobering thought to remember that each soldier carried a pack, a rifle, and the hope that he'd come back alive.


The engraved tip of the bullet

A close up of the bullet text

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