Sir Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill Sir Winston Churchill was the eldest son of aristocrat Lord Randolph Churchill and was born on 30th November 1874. He is best known for his stubborn and courageous leadership as Prime Minister for Great Britain when he led the British people from the brink of defeat during World War II, ultimately to victory over NAZI Germany. Early Life to the PM of Britain Following his graduation from the Royal Military College in Sandhurst he was commisioned 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.
Ten months later he was elected as a member of the Conservative Party. In1904 he joined the Liberal Party where he became the president of the Board of Trade. Following this, in 1910 he became Home Secretary where he worked with David Lloyd George. In 1911 he left the Home Office and became first Lord of the Admiralty(the British Navy). His career was almost destroyed as a result of the unsuccessful Gallipoli campaign during the First World War.
He was forced to resign from the Admiralty However, he returned to Government as the Minister of Munition in 1917. He joined the coalition party between 1917 and 1922 until it’s collapse when for two years he was out of Parliament He returned to the conservative government in 1924 and was given the job of Chancellor of the Exchequer. For ten years during the depression Churchill was denied cabinet office. His backing and support for Edward VII during his abdication were frowned upon by the national government, but the public supported him in his views when Germany declared war in September 1939. Neville Chamberlain appointed him once more First Lord of the Admiralty on September 3rd, 1939.
In 1940, following public disapproval at Chamberlains handling of Hitler and the direction the war was taking, Churchill succeeded Chaimberlain as prime minister and during World War II he successfully secured military aid and moral support from the United States. He travelled endlessly during the war establishing close ties with leaders of other nations and helped co-ordinate a military strategy which helped ensure Hitlers defeat on VE day, 1945.