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When was he born?
November 30, 1874
When and why did he die?
January 24, 1965 from a stroke
What is he most famous for?
Prime minister of England during WWII
Who were his parents?
Mother, Jeanette Jerome, from Brooklyn NY- Daughter of a millionaire
Father, Randolph Churchill, British politician
Where did he go to college and what happened during his time there?
1893- enrolled in Royal Military College in England
After being enrolled he got a job, he went to Cuba as a military observer with the Spanish army
Also worked as reporter for Saturday review
Importance of being reporter?
He had to be objective while being a reporter
What was his big claim to fame?
involved in the Boer Wars (British trying to colonize South Africa)
His convoy was ambushed
He was captured and escaped
What happened in 1911?
WWI- Became First Lord of the Admiralty
Next position after WWI?
Became Secretary of State of War
Wanted to do what as Secretary of State of War?
Interested in cutting military expenses while still having a strong military
Views while Secretary of State of War?
Opposed to the Bolshevik revolution in Russia
Views on Mussolini?
a) Effect because of this?
Claimed that Fascist Mussolini "rendered a great service to the world"
a) Defeated as a politician
"A history of the English speaking people"
What was he against?
independence for India
What was he aware of?
a) Did he trust Hitler?
b) Action on Hitler?
c) What about Hitler was he against?
d) Who caused appeasement of Hitler?
Rise of Hitler and rearmament
b) Calls for England to rearm itself against Hitler
c) Very against appeasement of Hitler
d) Neville Chamberlain
Title in WWII?
appointed First Lord of the Admiralty
First position created when appointed Prime Minister?
a) Who was appointed?
Minister of Defense- in charge of all military oppositions
Who was put in charge of aircraft production?
businessman Max Aiken
Relation with FDR?
a) Lend-Lease Bill?
a) allowed US to offer any military, short of troops, to anybody fighting Hitler
Churchill was a master at what?
Became master at weathering controversy
What is the SOE?
special operation executive- Elite fighting force that conducts covert missions and occupied territories
What is the commandos?
specialized fighting force
Views on Churchill after WWII?
He opposed opposition to public health programs
Opposed to education reforms
What happened when he ran for reelection?
He was defeated
Russia and other communist countries were blocked off from everyone else