Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill was the eldest son
of aristocrat Lord Randolph Churchill and was born on 30th November 1874.

He is best known for his stubborn and courageous leadership as Prime Minister
for Great Britain when he led the British people from the brink of defeat
during World War II, ultimately to victory over NAZI Germany.

Early Life to the PM of Britain Following
his graduation from the Royal Military College in Sandhurst he was commisioned
in the Forth Hussars in February 1895. As a war correspondent he was captured
during the Boer War. After his escape he became a National Hero. Ten months
later he was elected as a member of the Conservative Party. In1904 he joined
the Liberal Party where he became the president of the Board of Trade.

Following this, in 1910 he became Home

Secretary where he worked with David Lloyd George. In 1911 he left the

Home Office and became first Lord of the Admiralty(the British Navy). His
career was almost destroyed as a result of the unsuccessful Gallipoli campaign
during the First World War. He was forced to resign from the Admiralty

However, he returned to Government as the Minister of Munition in 1917.

He joined the coalition party between 1917 and 1922 until it's collapse
when for two years he was out of Parliament He returned to the conservative
government in 1924 and was given the job of Chancellor of the Exchequer.

For ten years during the depression Churchill was denied cabinet office.

His backing and support for Edward VII during his abdication were frowned
upon by the national government, but the public supported him in his views
when Germany declared war in September 1939. Neville Chamberlain appointed
him once more First Lord of the Admiralty on September 3rd, 1939.

In 1940, following public disapproval at

Chamberlains handling of Hitler and the direction the war was taking, Churchill
succeeded Chaimberlain as prime minister and during World War II he successfully
secured military aid and moral support from the United States. He travelled
endlessly during the war establishing close ties with leaders of other
nations and helped co-ordinate a military strategy which helped ensure

Hitlers defeat on VE day, 1945.