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Accomplishments of Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill who was born in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England to Lord Randolph Churchill and Lady Randolph Churchill (née Jennie Jerome) was well known for his domineering presence, sharp wit, and uncompromising resilience. Often a difficult man, his razor-sharp tongue would frequently get him into trouble, particularly amongst political rivals and the opposite sex. Listed below the accomplishments of Winston Churchill.

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Elected 1900 as a Conservative; in 1904 switched to Liberal Party

Joined the Liberal Party and became the president of the Board of Trade in 1904

Served as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1906-08

Served in the military in France during World War I

Secretary of War 1918-21

He rejoined the Conservative Party in 1925.

Chancellor of the Exchequer 1924-29

He was named "Man of the Half Century" by Time's Magazine in 1949

Served as First Lord of Admiralty when World War II broke out

On 10th Nov, 1942 he delivered his famous speech "This is not the end". He said "The Germans have received back again that measure of fire and steel which they have so often meted out to others. Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Prime Minister from 1940-45 and 1951-55

Awarded the 1953 Nobel Prize in literature for his six volume history of World War II, he was allegedly disappointed that it wasn't the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to prevent the Cold War between the East and West from deteriorating into nuclear conflict. He was awarded the Order of the Garter in 1953, becoming Sir Winston. Both he and his Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden had declined this honor in 1945, feeling it inappropriate following the landslide General Election defeat.

Became a national hero after his escape from captivity during the Boer War

Supported Edward VIII during his abdication despite the government's disapproval

Returned Britain to the gold standard while Chancellor of the Exchequer

Led Britain through World War II

Refused to make peace with Germany while Hitler was in power

With Roosevelt and Stalin, developed plan for victory over Germany

During a speech in 1946, warned of the expansive tendencies of the Soviet Union coining the term 'iron curtain'.

Sir Winston wrote about 20 books and various speeches and other papers. He was not only a great writer but also an amazing painter, speaker and influential person as a whole. He had published almost 600 paintings in his lifetime.

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