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  Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill, the son of Randolph Churchill, a Conservative politician, was born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, on 30th November, 1874.
Churchill continued to be criticized for meddling in military matters and tended to take too much notice of the views of his friends such as Frederick Lindemann rather than his military commanders.
Winston Churchill and the Death of the Duke of Kent
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  First World War.com - Who's Who - Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's career was anything but predictable: he supported the Zionist movement in Palestine (1921-22), during the Abdication crisis (1926) he was loyal to Edward VIII, and during the 1945 election campaign he tried to brand Labour as a totalitarian party.
Winston Churchill was the son of conservative politician Lord Randolph Churchill and his American wife, Jennie Jerome, and a direct descendant from the first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722).
In 1924 Churchill was elected to Parliament, and appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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  Winston Churchill hero file
Churchill describes the aerial campaign as "moral bombing", although after between 25,000 and 40,000 people are killed in a raid on Dresden on 13 February 1945 he calls for the practice to be reviewed.
Churchill announces the German surrender on 8 May. His Conservative Party is defeated by the Labour Party in the election held in July, but he continues on in parliament as leader of the opposition and begins writing a six-volume history of the Second World War.
Winston Churchill had a different function: his chief contribution was to warn of rocks ahead, and to lead the rescue parties.
www.moreorless.au.com /heroes/churchill.htm   (3539 words)

  Winston Churchill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Winston's politician father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was the third son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough; Winston's mother was Lady Randolph Churchill (née Jennie Jerome), daughter of American millionaire Leonard Jerome.
Churchill advocated the pre-emptive occupation of the neutral Norwegian iron-ore port of Narvik and the iron mines in Kiruna, Sweden, early in the War.
Winston Churchill was an early supporter of the pan-Europeanism that eventually led to the formation of the European Common Market and later the European Union (for which one of the three main buildings of the European Parliament is named in his honour).
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 Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer, British statesman, soldier, and author. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth ...
Churchill was elected to Parliament as a Conservative in 1900, but he subsequently switched to the Liberal party and was appointed undersecretary for the colonies in the cabinet of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.
Churchill was one of the truly great orators; his energy and his stubborn public refusal to make peace until Adolf Hitler was crushed were crucial in rallying and maintaining British resistance to Germany during the grim years from 1940 to 1942.
Churchill was undoubtedly one of the greatest public figures of the 20th cent.
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 ::Winston Churchill::
Winston Churchill lead Great Britain for most of World War Two and Churchill’s ‘bulldog’ spirit seemed to summarise the mood of the British people even during the bad times, such as Dunkirk, and the inspirational victories, such as the Battle of Britain.
Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
Winston Churchill put a strong emphasis on modernisation and he was an early supporter of using planes in combat.
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 Winston Churchill
Churchill's career was anything but predictable: he supported the Zionist movement in Palestine (1921-22), during the Abdication crisis (1926) he was loyal to Edward VIII, and during the 1945 election campaign he tried to brand Labour as a totalitarian party.
Winston Churchill was the son of conservative politician Lord Randolph Churchill and his American wife, Jennie Jerome, and a direct descendant from the first Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722).
In 1924 Churchill was elected to Parliament, and appointed chancellor of the Exchequer.
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 Sir Winston Churchill - The Churchill Centre
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Winston Churchill is frequently quoted to support a wide range of ideas.  Go to Quotes and Stories to find your favorite Churchillian gem.   And if you don't find it there, email us at info@winstonchurchill.org. 
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 BBC - History - Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on 30 November 1874 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
Churchill lost power in the 1945 post-war election but remained leader of the opposition, voicing apprehensions about the Cold War (he popularised the term 'Iron Curtain') and encouraging European and trans-Atlantic unity.
Churchill died on 24 January 1965 and was given a state funeral.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/churchill_winston.shtml   (447 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: History (Winston Churchill)
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
The claim that British prime minister "Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room at a dance" has been circulating on Internet-based trivia lists for as long as we can remember.
Winston Churchill was born in 1874, half way through the Victorian Era.
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 Winston Churchill and the Second World War
Churchill, one is compelled to like him for his finer qualities.
Churchill's speech will doubt that it is grave enough.
Churchill said amid cheers could detract from these brilliant achievements or diminish our gratitude to our forces.
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 Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill was a politician, radical, soldier, artist, and the twentieth century's most famous and celebrated PM.
Churchill was instinctively independent, willing to work with any side agreeing with his goals.
George VI asked Churchill to form a government in 1940 at the age of 65.
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 ON THIS DAY | 30 | 1954: Winston Churchill turns 80
The Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, has been celebrating his 80th birthday in a day of ceremonies and tributes to his remarkable career.
Sir Winston was to resign as prime minister less than a year later, on 5 April 1955, due to his increasing ill-health.
The Sutherland portrait of Sir Winston Churchill was destroyed by his wife, Clementine, in 1956.
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 GI -- World War II Commemoration
Churchill took a leading part in laying the foundations of the welfare state in Britain, in preparing the Royal Navy for World War I, and in settling the political boundaries in the Middle East after the war.
Churchill was made to take the responsibility, and when a coalition government was formed in May 1915, the Conservatives made it a condition that he should be dropped as first lord of the admiralty.
Churchill's task was to inspire resistance at all costs, to organize the defense of the island, and to make it the bastion for an eventual return to the continent of Europe, whose liberation from Nazi tyranny he never doubted.
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 Winston Churchill biography
Her second son Jack, 1880-1947 was born in the Irish capital at the beginning of 1880 and it is believed different father from Winston Churchill, a Irish nobleman, Col. John Strange Jocelyn was responsible.
Between 1929 and 1939, Churchill was out of office but wrote much and stayed in the public eye.In December 1931, Churchill, while on a lecture tour of the United States, was hit by a car in New York and was nearly killed.
Churchill was temperamentally a gambler and he lost a lot of money on the stock exchange.
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 Winston Churchill's Secret Poison Gas Memo
Winston Churchill, as colonial secretary, was sensitive to the cost of policing the Empire; and was in consequence keen to exploit the potential of modern technology.
Churchill himself was keen to argue that gas, fired from ground-based guns or dropped from aircraft, would cause *only discomfort or illness, but not death* to dissident tribespeople; but his optimistic view of the effects of gas were mistaken.
Churchill remained unimpressed by such considerations, arguing that the use of gas, a *scientific expedient,* should not be prevented *by the prejudices of those who do not think clearly*.
www.globalresearch.ca /articles/CHU407A.html   (1809 words)

 Rethinking Churchill, Part 1
The conventional picture of Churchill, especially of his role in World War II, was first of all the work of Churchill himself, through the distorted histories he composed and rushed into print as soon as the war was over.
Churchill was, as Hitchens writes, "the human bridge across which the transition was made" between a noninterventionist and a globalist America.
As the military historian, Major-General J.F.C. Fuller, a sharp critic of Churchill's wartime policies, wrote: "Churchill was a man cast in the heroic mould, a berserker ever ready to lead a forlorn hope or storm a breach, and at his best when things were at their worst.
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 Winston Churchill - Wikimedia Commons
Winston Churchill with American generals on a balcony watching Allied vehicles crossing the Rhine.
British Prime Minister, Mr Winston Churchill, looks over the Rhine from the ruins of the west end of the bridge at Wesel during a visit to the front.
Churchill on the east bank of the Rhine, south of Wesel.
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Churchill even held some belief that such a show of force might cause a defection within the German Army when confronted with the possibility of war with such an alliance.
Churchill recognizes the government's commitment to Poland must be kept and war is declared on September 3, 1939.
Churchill's determination and his consistent stance against appeasement gave him credibility with the British people when eventually he was to be Prime Minister.
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 Winston Churchill - Wikiquote
Churchill to Prime Minister Asquith on compulsory sterilization of "the feeble-minded and insane." (1910)
"Churchill on Prepositions", and alt.english.usage at google groups have been the most immediate sources for much of the information which indicates this remark or others like it were probably not remarks actually made by Churchill.
Winston Churchill once made this marginal comment against a sentence that clumsily avoided a prepositional ending: "This is the sort of English up with which I will not put".
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 Churchill | PBS
Winston Churchill is renowned as the legendary war leader, inspiring Britain in its finest hour.
During his childhood at Blenheim Palace, Churchill is reported to have stated that he would one day become Prime Minister and he duly achieved his aim aged 65.
However, the determination and doggedness which marked Churchill out from his peers was both a strength and a weakness.
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 TIME 100: Winston Churchill
And Churchill differed from Roosevelt — while both were war leaders, Churchill was uniquely stirred by the challenge of war and found his fulfillment in leading the democracies to victory.
His ancestor John Churchill had been created first Duke of Marlborough in 1702 for his victories against Louis XIV early in the War of the Spanish Succession.
Churchill was born in 1874 in Blenheim Palace, the house built by the nation for Marlborough.
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 Winston Churchill - Biography
The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965), the son of Lord Randolph Churchill and an American mother, was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst.
Churchill's literary career began with campaign reports: The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898) and The River War (1899), an account of the campaign in the Sudan and the Battle of Omdurman.
Churchill's history of the First World War appeared in four volumes under the title of The World Crisis (1923-29); his memoirs of the Second World War ran to six volumes (1948-1953/54).
www.nobelprize.org /literature/laureates/1953/churchill-bio.html   (422 words)

 Winston Churchill Speech - Blood, Sweat and Tears
Upon his very first entrance into the House of Commons as Britain's new Prime Minister on May 13, 1940, Winston Churchill only received a lukewarm reception from the assembly, while at his side, outgoing Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was heartily cheered.
Churchill then made this brief statement, which became one of the greatest calls-to-arms ever uttered.
It came at the beginning of World War II when the armies of Adolf Hitler were roaring across Europe, seemingly unstoppable, conquering country after country for Nazi Germany, and when the survival of Britain itself seemed quite uncertain.
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