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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was born in 1874 at Blenheim Palace. His mother was an American while the father, Lord Randolph Churchill, belonged to one of England’s most distinguished families; he became Member of Parliament the same year that Winston Churchill was born.
He was representative for the modern points of view in the Conservative Party and many people had expected of him to become Prime Minister. However, in 1887 he withdrew from the government and died a few years later.

After having attended Sandhurst, Winston Churchill became an officer and afterwards a journalist, among other things during the Boer War. He became Member of Parliament in the year of 1900; at that time he was a Conservative. A few years later, however, he became a Liberal and subsequently a member of the government. He had many different ministerial offices, but he also spent a period in France as a soldier in WW I.
At the election in 1922 he lost his seat in the House of Commons and when he was re-elected two years later it was as a Conservative. He became Chancellor of the Exchequer but afterwards he lost his political influence. He warned against Hitler and the rearmament of Germany several times in the thirties, but only few people listened to him. When it turned out that he was right in his warnings he returned to the government in 1939. For six months he was Minister of the Navy and in May 1940 at the age of 66 he then became Prime Minister. Many regarded him a symbol of the fight against Nazism; pictures of him wearing a hat and an overcoat, smoking his cigar in the middle of the ruins of London became well known all over the world.

After the war the Conservatives lost the election and went into opposition. Now he had the time to show his great gift as a writer with the great work about WW II; he also shows his talent as a painter. In 1951 Churchill became…...

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