Britain to honor Winston Churchill on new banknote 英國新鈔印邱吉爾肖像表敬意

Sat, May 18, 2013 - Page 11

Britain is set to honor its revered wartime leader Winston Churchill with a banknote featuring his portrait and famous declaration, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”

The governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, traveled to Churchill’s former home Chartwell in southern England’s Kent to announce plans for Churchill’s image to appear on a new five-pound (US$7.78) note to be issued in 2016.

“Sir Winston Churchill was a truly great British leader, orator and writer. Above that, he remains a hero of the entire free world,” outgoing central bank governor King told members of the Churchill family.

Churchill, no stranger to the British currency after his face was emblazoned on a five shilling piece in the 1960s, joins the ranks of Isaac Newton, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens who have all adorned banknotes in the past.

(Reuters)

英國準備以印有肖像及名言「我沒有什麼可以奉獻的,只有鮮血、勞力、淚水與汗水」的鈔票,向備受國民敬重的戰時領導人邱吉爾致敬。

英格蘭銀行總裁金恩前往邱吉爾位於南英格蘭肯特郡的故居,宣布印上邱吉爾肖像的五英鎊(七點七八美元)新鈔將於二0一六年發行。

即將卸任的金恩告訴邱吉爾家族成員,「邱吉爾爵士的確是英國偉大的領導人、演說家與作家,除此之外,他還是整個自由世界公認的英雄」。

邱吉爾並非英國通貨的新面孔,一九六0年代他的肖像曾刻在五先令硬幣上,現在他也加入(肖像)過去被放上紙鈔的牛頓、莎士比亞與狄更斯行列。

(路透/翻譯:國際新聞中心)