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1 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill „History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.“ by Tereza Lišková

2 History Check I 1874-1900 Queen: Victoria (1837-1901) Prime Ministers: Gladstone, Disraeli No. of Men in army: GB:113 000, RUS: 3 400 000, GER: 2 800 000, FRA: 412 000 1876- Victoria's coronation in India 1878- Britain gains Cyprus 1898- End of Mahdi revolt in Sudan 1899- Second Boer War

3 Early life Born in Blenheim Palace in Woodstockon 30th November 1874 Famous family ancestry Boarding school Ascot Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst First book, The Story of the Malakand Field Force War correspondent for the Morning Post India, Sudan, South Africa

4 History Check II 1900-1918 King: Edward VII, George V Prime Ministers: Balfour, Cambell-Bannerman, Asqith 1903- Edward's coronation in India 1906- Autonomy for Transvaal, Orange 1908- Olympic Games in London 1912- Titanic sinks 1914- World War One begins 1915- Britain conquers Iraq

5 Parliament Writer, journalist, soldier First seat in the Parliament in the 1900 general election Conservative Party -> Liberal Party Constant criticism of the Parliament In 1905, Churchill became Under- Secretary of State for the Colonies In 1910, Churchill was promoted to Home Secretary In 1911, Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty Second book, biography of his father, Lord Randolph Churchill

6 History Check III 1918-1939 King: George V Prime Ministers: Lloyd George, A.B. Law, Stanley Baldwin, Ramsey McDonald 1918- Versailles piece conference 1920- Division of Ireland 1929- Black Friday 1934- Hitler becomes Fuhrer 1938- Munich 1939- World War Two begins

7 Between the wars Dismissed form War Cabinet in 1915 Minister of Munition in July 1917 Secretary of State Colonies in 1921 Against worker's rights Opposed the Indian Home rule Declared Mahatma Gandhi to be a half-naked fair Started to pain, traveled with his family Began his most famous book, Marlborough: His Life and Times Critical towards Chamberlain's appeasement

8 History Check IV 1939-1965 King: George VI, Elisabeth II Prime Ministers: Winston Churchill 1933-1945 – USA: F.D.Roosevelt 1940- See Lowe- attack on GB 1943- Teheran conference 1945- End of war 1948- birth of Izrael 1949- NATO, RVHP

9 "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."

10 “Winston is back!” First Lord of the Admiralty On May 30, 1939, Winston Churchill became Prime Minister “In the name of God, go!” Opposed any negotiation with the Germans Strong relations with US President Roosevelt Meetings with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at Teheran and Yalta „I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.“

11 „This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning“

12 Greatest Briton Beating out such worthy Britons as Darwin, Shakespeare, Newton, Nelson and Elizabeth I, Churchill was voted the Greatest Briton of all time in a poll conducted by the BBC. Over 1.3 million people voted by telephone and on the web. Churchill garnered over 400,000 votes.

13 Život Sira Winstona, Jaroslav Mat ě jka, nakladatel. Svoboda Vzestup a pád britského impéria, Denis Judd, PROXIMA We shall never surrender audio elated&search elated&search More info

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