The Life of Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill was an incredible and admirable person who led Britain in the Second World War, defeating what seemed like an unstoppable force, Germany. He lost the top job of Prime Minister a couple of times throughout his career, but never gave up. As well as being very famous for his quotes and speeches, he was also a talented writer, and his works on World War Two earned him the "Nobel Prize" for literature. He was knighted in 1953 and he died in 1965.

Following his graduation from the Royal Military College in Sandhurst, Churchill was commissioned 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 and ten months later he was elected as a member of the Conservative Party.

His political career began in 1900 as Conservative MP for Oldham, a spot, which he had previously failed to win.

When he became disillusioned with his party, he journeyed to join the Liberals in 1906. His presence in the House was notable, marked particularly by his rehearsed symbolic method (carefully prepared) - and this despite a speech impediment that never left him. Although he styled himself on his father, his concerns were somewhat different. He was a judge who fought for peace in the Boer War and he believed in effective military management and modesty.

In 1917 he was appointed Lloyd George's Minister of Munitions and was involved in the mass production of tanks, believed to have played a large part in Britain's victory. Then from 1919 to 1921 he acted, as Secretary of State for War and Air and in 1924 he became Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The next decade saw a decline in his status as political turmoil ensued.

When war...