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Winston Churchill

Posted in St. Martin's Churchyard with tags on February 27, 2014 by Cade

churchill1November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a two-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He is widely regarded for his steadfast leadership throughout World War II. Churchill’s political career grew slowly out of a lengthy service in the military which eventually led him to Parliament. After a period of political exile (self-imposed) he returned to the public eye when the war began. King George VI asked Churchill to succeed Neville Chamberlain, who had resigned as Prime Minister. His fearless refusal to yield to the advancing German forces set the tone for Great Britain’s survival in the face of unimaginable danger and helped slow the tide of war in Europe. Continue reading