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1 Churchill Trivia 1. Where did he want to be buried? Westminster Abbey Blenheim Chartwell Answer: chartwell 1. How many books did Churchill write? Answer: What was his name on his birth certificate Winston Leonard Spencer -Churchill Winston Leonard Churchill Winston Churchill Answer: Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

2 Churchill Trivia 4. How old was he when he became prime minister? Answer: 65

3 The great World War II Prime Minister

4 Uh-Oh here comes war! Churchill came to power at a time when all of Britain's allies had fallen and all they had left to depend on was themselves. France had already been overrun by Nazi Germany. He rallied the nation to defeat Germany in the Battle of Britain, strengthened the royal navy and air force, and sent troops to the middle east to battle the axis powers. Even though he believed in democracy and held communism in contempt he accepted communist Russia as an ally to help defeat the axis forces.

5 Uh-Oh here comes war! Through his confidence in American forces, even though they had a policy to get involved in WWII doing anything short of war, he convinced them to get involved in the war to defeat Germany once and for all. Three days after the war was won Winston Churchill lost his office as primer because the labor party lost popularity. He sat in office from (WWII was from 1939 to 1945)

6 Leadership Qualities Charisma and never giving up "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!"

7 Leadership Qualities Wisdom He was previously a soldier He had 40 years of political experience "You must look at the facts before they look at you." He had a vision "He mobilised the English language and sent it into battle. -J.F.K Passion His words inspired all nations under Nazi occupation to rise up Character "People who are not prepared to do unpopular things and defy clamor of the multitude aren't fit to be ministers in times of difficulty.

8 Good & Bad Qualities StrengthsWeaknesses Willingness to work with others His ability to deliver rousing speeches Nationalism Perserverence Wit Sarcasm Trust in the ideal alliance Loyalty to his party until the end (took him out of office as primer) winning is the only option

9 Famous you say? Quotes An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile hoping it will eat him last. "It would be a great reform in politics if wisdom could be made to spread as easily as folly'politics " If the present tries to sit in judgment of the past, it will lose the future.

10 Citations Winston Churchill: A leader in dire times ton_churchill_leader_in_dire_times.html?cat=49 ton_churchill_leader_in_dire_times.html?cat=49 me_great_humor_of_winston_churchill.html?cat=60 me_great_humor_of_winston_churchill.html?cat=60 The life of Winston Churchill: From Boy to Man ston_churchill_from.html?cat=37 ston_churchill_from.html?cat=37


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