Winston Churchill

By: Landry Jorski and Kaleigh Keyes Pd. 3

Definition-

Winston was the prime minister of the United Kingdom. He was in office October 26, 1951 through April 6, 1955. He was one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Winston was an officer in the British army, a historian, a writer, and also an artist. He won a Nobel Prize for literature and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the US.
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Cause-

  • In October 1911, Churchill was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and continued in this post into the First World War. During this time he put emphasize in using modernization and airplanes in combat. This influenced the need to rebuild the Royal Air Force, which he stressed in February 1934.

  • In January 1943 Winston Churchill met with Franklin D. Roosevelt in Casablanca to plan attacks on all war fronts, to invade Sicily and Italy, as well as sending forces to the Pacific and aid the Soviet Union.

Characteristics-

  • Winston said " Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never,-- in nothing, great or small, large or petty,-- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense." The young audience Churchill was speaking to was unaware that his own perseverance was lacking when he was their age.


  • Churchill's physical and emotional resilience were hard for him throughout his life, and especially during his conduct of WWII. Churchill stated in his Memoirs that he had the uncanny ability to fall into a deep sleep at a moment's notice. He used this ability throughout the war to rejuvenate himself in the afternoons by taking hour-long naps.



  • Churchill was endowed with inner strength, depth of thought and far-sighted wisdom. Churchill’s greatest strength was the will to maintain Britain as a great power and a great democracy.


  • After World War II, even though he was seen as a great leader, Churchill was not considered to be the man who could establish a better Britain during peacetime.

Significance-

On May 10, 1940, King George VI asked Churchill to form a new government.

Churchill became Prime Minister of Great Britain at age 66. He mobilized and inspired courage in an entire nation. Throughout the war he worked tirelessly, and built good relations with President Roosevelt while at the same time maintaining an alliance with Josef Stalin and the Soviet Union.Churchill had mastered military tactics and fortifications early on, complementing FDR`s skills. Churchill and Roosevelt exchanged more than 1700 messages and met nine times before FDR`s death in 1945. Churchill’s domestic politics, however, were less successful and popular. He was regarded with suspicion by some for his tendency to change parties at regular intervals. A final stint as prime minister came at the age of 77, and Churchill continued to contribute into even older age. He was rewarded with a string of decorations, including an honorary U.S. citizenship