Who spoke about "This is not the end...." in "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl"?

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Winston Churchill is the author of these words. They are part of a speech he gave at a luncheon following the victory at El Alamein in November 1942. The Churchill Centre gives a fuller quotation:

 "The Germans have received back again that measure of fire and steel which they have so often meted out to others. Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Churchill was cautioning against the attitude that one victory meant that the war was coming to an end. Anne Frank and the others hiding in the attic heard the speech in a radio broadcast. Anne was so moved that she recorded these words in her diary.

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