Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill is one of the most famous people of the 20th Century. Churchill was born on 30th November 1874 in Oxfordshire, England his mother was an American and his father was a British Politician, Lord Randolph Churchill. Lord Randolph Churchill Blue Plaque in London

During his school days, Churchill struggled with all subjects apart from English and History which he enjoyed. When he went to sit his Latin exam he was only able to write his name along with a few ink smudges. However he turned out to be one of the most influential and powerful people in the United Kingdom.

He went onto Sandhurst Military school and once he graduated, Churchill took leave from the army to travel to Cuba where he reported on an uprising for a London newspaper. This began his career as a war correspondant and military officer in India, Sudan and South Africa.

In 1899 hWinston Churchill portrait from British moneye travelled to South Africa  and whilst travelling on a train it was ambushed by Boers soldiers that captured Churchill and put him in a prison camp. Churchill refused his fate and decided to escape by climbing the wall in the middle of the night. Without much of a plan luckily Churchill was found by a British Coal Mine Manager that hid him for a while until he could get him Mozambique where he managed to get a boat back to England to tell his heroic story!

Churchill became Prime Minister for the conservative party in 1940 and led the war against Hitler. He became very famous for his uplifting and empowering speeches to the British public and to the soldiers that were fighting. Whilst England was the only country in Europe not to be taken over by the Germans, he kept the British soldiers hopeful for victory!

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." 

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender." 

"Brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years men will stay. This was their finest hour." 

Churchill was voted as Prime Minster twice and was an MP for 60 years!

He wrote 20 books in his lifetime and won a Nobel Prize for Literature, and he enjoyed painting in his spare time!

Statue of Winston Churchill and Big Ben

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