Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874. He
was a great national leader during World War II as well as a
great British statesman. He may have been the greatest
statesman of all time.
Before Sir Winston Churchill went into politics he
entered an army career as his father would have liked him
to do. He graduated from the Royal Military college in
1894. After he graduated eighth in his class he saw very
little war action. He went to Cuba, India, and, and The
Sudan as a soldier as well as a journalist.
Five years after college he resigned his commission
as a soldier he went into politics. He ended up suceeding
Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister of Britain in 1940.
After Churchill was appointed Prime Minister he carried
his nation to victory.
In 1945 he lost the election to become Prime Minister
but in 1951 he became Prime Minister again.
Unfortunately Churchill could not be as great of a leader as
he was the first time due to his old age and bad health.
Since Churchill was doing poor in health he had to
resign. He wrote many books like "The Second World War"
which was considered a masterpiece. In 1943 he won the
Nobel Peace Prize.
Eventually in 1965 he died. He died as a poet, an author, and a painter but
most see Chuchill as one of the best and most courageous wartime leaders.