Winston Churchill was the prime minister of Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1955. He is most famous for his leadership during World War II, when he rallied the victorious Allied forces. Prior to his service as prime minister, he served as a soldier, a member of Parliament, president of the Board of Trade, minister of War and Air and colonial secretary.Know More
After the beginning of World War II, Churchill campaigned for Britain to re-arm and protect itself from the German Nazi troops that invaded its neighbors. He was serving as chairman of the Military Coordinating Committee before being elected as prime minister, replacing Neville Chamberlain. Churchill allied with Russian leader Josef Stalin and President Woodrow Wilson of the United States to fight the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy and Japan.
After Britain's shared victory in World War II, Churchill was briefly replaced as prime minister while he campaigned in the United States against his former ally, the Soviet Union. It was during this time that he gave his famous "Iron Curtain" speech, warning of socialism and its impact on Europe. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 in January 1965 after suffering a severe stroke.Learn more about World War 2
The role of Winston Churchill in WWII was to lead Great Britain in their fight against the Germans. He was Prime Minister of Great Britain and was able to rally the people of Great Britain during the war.Full Answer >
Winston Churchill opposed the Munich Pact because he viewed it as an appeasement to Hitler that would lead to a Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia and eventual chaos throughout Europe. He proclaimed that the Munich Pact was shameful, dishonorable and a "defeat without a war."Full Answer >
Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine had five children: Diana, Randolph, Sarah, Marigold and Mary. Of the five children, four were girls. Diana was the oldest of the Churchill children, born in 1909, followed by Randolph, born 2 years later.Full Answer >
The famous speech where Winston Churchill spoke of never giving up was delivered at Harrow School on October 29, 1941. Many of Churchill's speeches were memorable, but this speech is most remembered for the lines that start, "...never give in, never give in, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."Full Answer >