British politician, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.
- Prime Minister of Egland
- Won the 2ww
- Brave / Courageous
- A good and strong leader
- Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
- Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
- Inspiring / Charismatic
- Just and fair minded
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Quotations"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
A British politician, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War
Born on 30 November 1874 died 24 January 1965, Winston Churchill was a British politician, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.
A British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer (as Winston S. Churchill), and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States. Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns. At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith's Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, and Secretary of State for Air. In 1921-1922 Churchill served as Secretary of State for the Colonies, then Chancellor of the Exchequer in Baldwin's Conservative government of 1924-1929, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Also controversial were his opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII.
Life in Winston Churchill's world
Was Winston Churchill a Hero?
- Bettered others lifes
Things you might not know about Winston ChurchillChurchill helped come up with the slogan keep calm and carry on.
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