Winston Churchill’s call for brevity

Winston Churchill’s call for brevity

London, November 19 (newsin.asia): At the height of World War II (1939-1945), when London was pummeled by the German Air Force in the Battle of Britain (June 10, 1940 to October 31, 1940) and a Nazi invasion seemed to be imminent, decisions had to be taken quickly and communications between government functionaries from the top to the bottom had to be swift and precise.

It is on account of this that the war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent out a circular to all departments setting out the need for brevity in official communications. The circular cited below dated August 9, 1940 is relevant even today.

Churchill’s call for brevity

(The featured picture at the top shows Churchill inspecting damage done in London by German air raids in the Battle of Britain)