Blida Department of English: Free Stand to Stand Free
Hello dear mate, we'll be pleased to have you joining our community, so would you please register. You have to identify yourself to admin or to the moderators to be able to join the hidden group where you can see all the forum material.

Winston Churchill....or the 'bulldog' spirited

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Winston Churchill....or the 'bulldog' spirited

Post by sassy86 on Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:40 pm

Winston Churchill...or the 'bulldog' spirited


Winston Churchill lead Great Britain for most of World War Two and Churchill’s ‘bulldog’ spirit seemed to summarise the mood
of the British people even during the bad times.





Winston Churchill was born in 1874 into a wealthy and famous family, at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. He was schooled at Harrow where it is said that he only put his name on the exam entrance paper to get in. He saw some military action and took part in the Battle of Omdurman in 1898.

Winston Churchill went into politics. He had a chequered career up to World War Two and was seen as something of a maverick. In
1900, he was elected Conservative MP for Oldham but in 1904, he left the Conservative Party and joined the Liberal Party, which, he believed, better represented his economic views on free trade.


Between 1908 and 1910, Winston Churchill held a cabinet post of President of the Board of Trade. Winston Churchill’s major achievement in this post was to establish labour exchanges. In 1910, he was promoted to Home Secretary. As Home Secretary, Winston Churchill used troops to maintain law and order during a miners strike in South Wales. Whilst such actions may have marked him down as a man who would do his utmost to maintain law and order, there were those who criticised his use of the military for issues that the police usually dealt with.


From October 1911 to May 1915, Winston Churchill was made First Lord of the Admiralty. In this post, he did a great deal to ensure that the navy was in a state to fight a war. Winston Churchill put a strong emphasis on modernisation and he was an early supporter of using planes in combat.

However, Churchill was to pay the price for the bloody failure of the Dardanelles campaign in 1915 – it was Winston Churchill who proposed the expedition to the War Council and, as a result, he was held responsible for its failure. He was dismissed from his post at the Admiralty and he was made Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Having been Home Secretary and First Lord at the Admiralty, this was seen by many, including Winston Churchill, to be a demotion and he left the post after just six months. Churchill rejoined the army.

Here he commanded a battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers on the Western Front until May 1916. However, Winston Churchill quickly returned to government.

In 1917 he was appointed Minister for Munitions – a post he held until 1918.

In 1919, Winston Churchill was appointed Minister for War and Air – a post he held until 1920.

In 1921, he was appointed Colonial Secretary – a post he held until he lost his seat for Dundee in the 1922 election.

Churchill remained outside of government from 1929 to1939. He had spoken out against the government’s policy towards India and as Hitler became more and more aggressive in Europe, Winston Churchill became more and more concerned about the stance taken by the then leader of the government. From 1938 to the outbreak of war in September 1939, Churchill urged the government to be more pro-active against Hitler, including for an early call for conscription.

On September 3rd, 1939, Winston Churchill was back in the government when Chamberlain appointed him First Lord of the
Admiralty. On May 10th, 1940, Winston Churchill became Prime Minister and during the war, he was the most dominant figure in British politics – a role that received huge praise once the war was over.


To many people in Britain, Churchill’s stand against Nazism and all it stood for, summarised why the war was being fought.

In October 1951, he became Prime Minister once again.
However, Churchill had suffered a stroke in August 1949 that had been kept secret from the public and his health was now a concern. Aged 77 in 1951, Winston Churchill was not in a fit enough state to involve himself in day-to-day politics as required from a Prime Minister.


Winston Churchill died in 1965 and was buried less than one mile from where he was born at Blenheim Palace. For many people, his stubborn refusal to admit defeat or a lost cause during World War Two has given him a reputation few other politicians have ever achieved.


His sense of humor:
Churchill is also well known for his famous funny sayings and funny jokes Very Happy


"Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd put poison in your drink!


Winston Chrchill: Madam, if I was your husband I'd drink it!
Very Happy


avatar
sassy86

Number of posts : 1227
Age : 31
Location : Where I truly belong
Registration date : 2011-09-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Winston Churchill....or the 'bulldog' spirited

Post by wonderland20 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:28 pm

It's so interesting Thanks sassy
avatar
wonderland20

Number of posts : 196
Age : 29
Location : Setif
Registration date : 2010-09-13

Back to top Go down

Re: Winston Churchill....or the 'bulldog' spirited

Post by sabine on Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:41 pm

It's also said that Winston Churchill had trouble pronouncing the letter ‘S’ and spoke with a lisp, like his father. Laughing
avatar
sabine

Number of posts : 459
Age : 27
Location : Boumerdes
Registration date : 2011-02-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Winston Churchill....or the 'bulldog' spirited

Post by sassy86 on Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:44 pm

hehehehe really??? I didn't know that ! Thanks Sabinou. You know that's the way I used to study civilization, by trying to make it funny and full of anecdotes Very Happy
avatar
sassy86

Number of posts : 1227
Age : 31
Location : Where I truly belong
Registration date : 2011-09-03

Back to top Go down

Re: Winston Churchill....or the 'bulldog' spirited

Post by sabine on Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:10 pm

You're welcome dear
avatar
sabine

Number of posts : 459
Age : 27
Location : Boumerdes
Registration date : 2011-02-23

Back to top Go down

Re: Winston Churchill....or the 'bulldog' spirited

Post by Ironic on Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:31 pm

That gave me a good lecture !
avatar
Ironic

Number of posts : 16
Registration date : 2011-08-24

Back to top Go down

Re: Winston Churchill....or the 'bulldog' spirited

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum