An English political leader and author of the twentieth century; he becameshortly after began and served through the end of the war in . Churchill symbolized the fierce determination of the British to resist conquest by the Germans under Adolf . He forged a close alliance with Franklin D. of the United States and Joseph of the in opposition to . Stunningly defeated in elections in 1945, he returned to office as prime minister for several years in the 1950s.
Note Churchill was known for his fine oratory. When he became prime minister, he said, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” Concerning the British airmen who fought in the Battle of, he said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” He originated the “ .” As an author, he is especially remembered for two histories, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples and The Second World War.Note Churchill’s appearance was distinctive, with his bowler hat, cigars, portly frame, balding head, and two-finger “V for Victory” sign.