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Oculus Gladius Scutum by vforvengeance Oculus Gladius Scutum by vforvengeance
"In this solemn hour it is a consolation to recall and to dwell upon our repeated efforts for peace. All have been ill-starred, but all have been faithful and sincere. This is of the highest moral value--and not only moral value, but practical value--at the present time, because the wholehearted concurrence of scores of millions of men and women, whose co-operation is indispensable and whose comradeship and brotherhood are indispensable, is the only foundation upon which the trial and tribulation of modern war can be endured and surmounted. This moral conviction alone affords that ever-fresh resilience which renews the strength and energy of people in long, doubtful and dark days. Outside, the storms of war may blow and the lands may be lashed with the fury of its gales, but in our own hearts this Sunday morning there is peace. Our hands may be active, but our consciences are at rest.

We must not underrate the gravity of the task which lies before us or the temerity of the ordeal, to which we shall not be found unequal. We must expect many disappointments, and many unpleasant surprises, but we may be sure that the task which we have freely accepted is one not beyond the compass and the strength of the British Empire and the French Republic. The Prime Minister said it was a sad day, and that is indeed true, but at the present time there is another note which may be present, and that is a feeling of thankfulness that, if these great trials were to come upon our Island, there is a generation of Britons here now ready to prove itself not unworthy of the days of yore and not unworthy of those great men, the fathers of our land, who laid the foundations of our laws and shaped the greatness of our country.

This is not a question of fighting for Danzig or fighting for Poland. We are fighting to save the whole world from the pestilence of Nazi tyranny and in defense of all that is most sacred to man. This is no war of domination or imperial aggrandizement or material gain; no war to shut any country out of its sunlight and means of progress. It is a war, viewed in its inherent quality, to establish, on impregnable rocks, the rights of the individual, and it is a war to establish and revive the stature of man. Perhaps it might seem a paradox that a war undertaken in the name of liberty and right should require, as a necessary part of its processes, the surrender for the time being of so many of the dearly valued liberties and rights. In these last few days the House of Commons has been voting dozens of Bills which hand over to the executive our most dearly valued traditional liberties. We are sure that these liberties will be in hands which will not abuse them, which will use them for no class or party interests, which will cherish and guard them, and we look forward to the day, surely and confidently we look forward to the day, when our liberties and rights will be restored to us, and when we shall be able to share them with the peoples to whom such blessings are unknown."

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat
by Winston Churchill
May 13, 1940

This 50th masterpiece is my show of gratitude to everyone whom I've met and befriend with since my debut 2 years ago. The new 2008 is ahead of us, Rock'n Roll:rose:
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MrCrazy9 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
you sir are amazing
redguy-rivas Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
i'm surprised no one mentioned that some of these mechs look like super robot wars mechs. like one looks like dygengaur but with a normal katana and alternate helmet crest, another looks like ryukooh only with a green dragon instead of a blue dragon with different armor, and the one on the far right looks sort of like a brown SRX robot holding the HTB cannon.
ApeCape92 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOOLL I like this
adony Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Damn, that's a lot of mecha! Love the variety in colors!
M-Milburn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ilikedrawingstuffs Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Too awesome for words. D:
TooSlush Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Lol this literally blew my mind... o_O
myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
the green bot in the upper left looks like windom form Magic Knight Rayearth ^^
coastral Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
i always appreciate original arts so much in respect~ and this piece is one of them
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