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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

(1874 – 1965)

  • You rescued us from oblivion. I salute you.
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  • The greatest Briton of the 20th Century
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  • Never forgotten.
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  • We will never know his kind again.
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  • Mr. Churchill is the wisdom of the past, for all wisdom is not new wisdom.
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  • There have been some men of power who have cast shadows across the world. Winston Churchill was a fountain of light and hope.
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  • Winston Churchill was not an institution, but a man; a man of wit and chuckling humour, and penetrating understanding
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  • With courage, and matchless eloquence, and human understanding, he inspired us and led us to victory.
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  • The words and deeds of Winston Churchill will form part of the rich heritage of our nation.
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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
(1874 – 1965)
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This is a tribute to Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. Generally known as Winston Churchill, was a British politician known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first person to be recognised as an honorary citizen of the United States.
During his army career, Churchill saw military action in India, the Sudan and the Second Boer
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War. He gained fame and notoriety as a war correspondent and through contemporary books he wrote describing the campaigns. He also served briefly in the British Army on the Western Front in World War I, commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
At the forefront of the political scene for almost fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of the Asquith Liberal government. During the war he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government. He returned as Minister of Munitions, Secretary
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of State for War and Secretary of State for Air. In the interwar years, he served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative government.
After the outbreak of the Second World War, Churchill was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, he became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and led Britain to victory against the Axis powers. Churchill was always noted for his speeches, which became a great inspiration to the British people and to the embattled Allied forces.
After losing the 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition. In 1951 he again became Prime Minister, before finally retiring in 1955. Upon his death, the Queen
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granted him the honour of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of statesmen in the world.
Winston Churchill passed away on the 24th January 1965. This is an online memorial dedicated to his life. May he rest in peace.
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Many of you will not need to be reminded, but some, the younger among you, the inheritors of his master-strokes for freedom, may be glad to be told that your country, and mine, and all the free countries of the world, stood at the very gates of destiny in 1940 and 1941 when the Nazi tyranny threatened to engulf us, and when there was no 'second front' except our own. This was the great crucial moment of modern history. What was at stake was not some theory
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of government but the whole and personal freedom of men, and women, and children. And the battle for them was a battle against great odds. That battle had to be won not only in the air and on the sea and in the field, but in the hearts and minds of ordinary people with a deep capacity for heroism. It was then that Winston Churchill was called, by Almighty God, as our faith makes us believe, to stand as our leader and our inspirer.
His body will be carried on the Thames, a river full of history. With one heart we
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all feel, with one mind we all acknowledge, that it will never have borne a more precious burden, or been enriched by more splendid memories.
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You rescued us from oblivion. I salute you.
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The greatest Briton of the 20th Century
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Never forgotten.
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We will never know his kind again.
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Mr. Churchill is the wisdom of the past, for all wisdom is not new wisdom.
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There have been some men of power who have cast shadows across the world. Winston Churchill was a fountain of light and hope.
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on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Winston Churchill was not an institution, but a man; a man of wit and chuckling humour, and penetrating understanding
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With courage, and matchless eloquence, and human understanding, he inspired us and led us to victory.
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on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
The words and deeds of Winston Churchill will form part of the rich heritage of our nation.
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Winston Churchill

This is a tribute to Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. Generally known as Winston Churchill, was a British politician known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the first person to be recognised as an honorary citizen of the United States.
During his army career, Churchill saw military action in India, the Sudan and the Second Boer...

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