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History of Winston Churchill - Part 3

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In this post I will consolidate years of Success and Failures of Winston Churchill.

Timeline of Winston Churchill - Success and Failure
1923In 1923 Mr. Churchill began a four-volume series, "The World Crisis," in which he told the story of Europe during and immediately after World War I. One of these books, "The Unknown War," tells the story of the vast, bloody and complicated battles on the Eastern Front.
1924Winston Churchill was appointed chancellor of the exchequer.
1925He rejoined the Conservative Party in 1925.
1929Churchill's tenure as Chancellor of the Exchequer ended with the fall of the Conservative Government in 1929.
1930Out of office and largely out of favor, these are described as Churchill's "Wilderness years". He warns persistently of the threat of war with Germany
1931Churchill spent much of his time between 1931 and 1935 at his home, Chartwell, in Kent. He was an enthusiastic amateur mason and built garden walls and a swimming pool.
1932Churchill visited Germany and an appointment was made for him to meet Hitler. The Nazi leader did not keep the appointment, and Churchill later wrote: "Thus Hitler lost his only chance of meeting me."
1933Winston Churchill Publishes 'Marlborough: His Life and Times a panegyric biography written by Winston Churchill about John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Churchill was a descendant of the duke.
1936The drift toward war quickened on March 7, 1936, when Hitler suddenly occupied the demilitarized Rhineland zone.
1937On May 28, 1937, the first coalition Government of Neville Chamberlain came to power, but pacifist sentiment was strong and Churchill was not asked to join the Government.
1939He was re-appointed as the first lord of the Admiralty on 3rd Sep 1939.

Timeline of Winston Churchill - Success Continued
1940He was named "Man of the Year" by Time's Magazine. He became the Prime Minister on 10th May 1940 by King George VI and formed a coalition government
1941He arrived in Washington, D.C. to discuss war strategy with President Franklin Roosevelt. By the time he left three weeks later, he and Roosevelt had developed a close friendship that continued until Roosevelt's death four years later.
1942On 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."
1943Various conferences like First Quebec, Cairo Conference, Tehran Conference, etc were held to discuss various matters during this period.
1944Winston Churchill, Roosevelt and their advisers met for the second time in Quebec in the conference codenamed Octagon.
1945He was defeted in 1945 election. Churchill was seen as a fantastic war leader, but the public didn’t think he could lead the country in times of peace.
1946He gave his famous Iron Curtain speech. Speaking to the group of students, he said, iron curtain has fallen over Europe. He referred to Stalin's plan to spread communism across Europe and then the term iron curtain became the part of political vocabulary.
1947His brother died in this year.

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