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Transcript of Winston Churchill
By:Richard Burns |
(Wasn't born in Canada)
He was born on November 30, 1874. In Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, United Kingdom.
The war was fought between Britain and Africa. Winston Churchill was caught during it. He escaped a prison camp and he walked 300 miles to Britain. He was superb and became a hero then Prime Ministor during World war 2.
He died on January 24, 1965 in London at age 91. People were flabbergasted when he died.
In his Earlier years he didn't do his schoolwork. He was a really bad boy.
People thought Churchill was John bull come alive. John bull was a World War 2 thing like Uncle Sam posters.
1874 30th November - Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is born at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
1888 Churchill enters Harrow School
1893 Winston is enrolled into the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst
1895 Churchill is commisioned into the 4th Hussars. While on leave he visits Cuba and comes under fire for the first time
1896 The young cavalry officer Churchill is posted to India
1897 Winston becomes involved with the Malakand Field force fighting local tribesmen on the North west frontier
1898 Churchill participates in a regimental cavalry charge with the 21st Lancers in the Sudan
1899 In a break from the army, Winston fails to be elected to parliament. Travels as a journalist to the Boer War. Is captured and escapes. Commisioned into the South African Light Horse. Traveled 300 miles
1900 After his return to England, Winston is elected to parliament as a Conservative MP
1904 Leaves the Conservatives to join the Liberals
1905 Winston is made Under Secretary of State for the Colonies
1908 Churchill is made President of the Board of Trade. He marries the love of his life Clementine Hozier
1910 Winston becomes Home Secretary
1911 Churchill is made the First Lord of the Admiralty for the first time
1914 First World War begins
1915 After the disaster of the Dardenelles, Winston resigns from the Cabinet and rejoins the army
1916 Churchill leads the men of the 6th Battalion Royal Scots fusiliers in the trenches of France. Later resumes his political career
1917 Churchill works as Minister for Munitions
1919 Winston is Secretary of State for War and Air
1921 Churchill is Colonial Secretary
1922 Winston loses his seat as MP for Dundee in the general election
1924 Leaves the Liberals to rejoin the Conservative party. Is re-elected to parliament and is made the Chancellor of the Exchequer
1939 Britain declares war on Germany - Winston is back as First Lord of the Admiralty
1940 Winston is made Prime Minister. He leads the country during the dark days of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the Blitz
1946 Churchill gives his "Iron Curtain" speech in Missouri
1951 Winston Churchill is Prime minister again
1953 Churchill wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
1955 Winston resigns as Prime Minister
1964 Churchill leaves the House of Commons
1965 24th January - Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill dies in London
Author: World Book, Inc.
2010 World Book C-ch 3
Publisher: World Book, Inc. : Chicago, IL, ©2010.