Presentation on theme: "Presentation Margit Uiboaid. Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill 1874-1965."— Presentation transcript:
Presentation Margit Uiboaid
Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
He was... Prime Minister of the United Kingdom twice Statesman and orator Artist Writer British first lord of the admiralty ,
He got... Nobel Prize in Literature 1953 Made honorary US citizen 1963
Early years His father was a Tory politcian His mother a daughter of an American millionaire Was born 2 months premature Had one brother Didn’t have close relationship with his parents but became close to his nanny, called her Woomany
He said... She shone for me like the Evening Star. I loved her dearly - but at a distance. Churchill on his mother I then had one of the three or four long intimate conversations with him which are all I can boast. Churchill on his father
Problem He had a speech impediment Worked hard to overcome it Finally stated that this is no hindrance It is said that he excelled because of, rather than in spite of, his cluttering
He said... Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Marriage Got married to Clementine Hozier in 1908, he was 34 then They had 5 children Their youngest daughter Mary is still alive It was a life-long romance
Career Worked as a war journalist during Boer War, was captured and made a prisoner-of-war before escaping Served both as a Conservative and a Liberal MP In 1940 became a British Prime Minister who inspired people with his brilliant speeches through these difficult times
He said... I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. 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...
Holocaust Churchill was the one who spoke against holocaust, called it the cruelest forms of persecution To help refugees, in March 1944 Churchill by-passed the pre-war British government's restrictions on Jewish immigration to Palestine
Churchill as a writer His topic was history As with all Churchill's works, they have nothing to say about economic or social history These are very personal writings about war and politics
Death Churchill died on 24 January 1965 and was given a state funeral He died at the age of 91
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