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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1940!

Winston Churchill:

Born:
  • Son of Randolph Churchill, a conservative politician, and Jennie Jerrome, daughter of Leonard Jerome, a New York businessman
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Great Britain
  • November 30, 1874

Died:

  • January 24, 1965
  • London, England
Winston Churchill during his second term as Prime Minister
Family:
  • Married Clementine Ogilvy Spencer

Major Events:

  • In 1895 he joined the Fourth Hussars and fought in India and Sudan
  • Left the Army in 1899 and worked as a war correspondent for the Morning Post
  • Captured in South Africa but escaped to London
  • Elected as Conservative MP for Oldham in 1900
  • Joined the Liberal Party in 1904
  • Became Under Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1906
  • Appointed President of the Board of Trade in 1908
  • Became Home Secretary in 1910 where he began a campaign for prison reform
  • Became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911 and began modernizing Britain's naval forces
  • Established the Royal Naval Air Service in 1912
  • In 1915 he joined the British Army and commanded troops on the Western Front
  • Served as Minister of War and Air from 1919 to 1920
  • Served as Colonial Secretary from 1921 to 1922
  • In 1922, he returned to the Conservative Party
  • Appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1925 where he took Britain back to the gold standard against great opposition
  • Appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in 1940
  • May 10, 1940, by appointment of George VI, he became Prime Minister
  • In 1945, Churchill lost his position to Clement Attlee
  • In March 1946, he delivered his famous Iron Curtain Speech in Fulton, Missouri
  • In August 1946, he suffered the first of several strokes
  • In 1951, he was elected Prime Minister
  • In 1955, in failing health, he retired from politics

Writings:

  • The Story of Malakand Field Force (1898)
  • The River War (1899)
  • London to Ladysmith (1900)
  • Liberalism and the Social Problem (1909)
  • History of the English Speaking Peoples (1931)
  • The Second World War (1952)
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