Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman and politician known for his wartime leadership during World War II. He was the only British prime minister who received the Nobel Prize in Literature and the first person created as an honorary citizen of the US.

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Who was prime minister after Winston Churchill?

Winston Churchill served as Prime Minister twice. 1940 - 1945 and 1951 - 1955. In between those two reigns was Clement Attlee. After Winston's last reign it was Anthony Eden.

A sovereign (king, queen, emperor, empress, czar, czarina) reigns.

A prime minister holds office.

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How old was Winston Churchill when he died?

68

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Did Winston Churchill wear a top hat?

Winston Churchill has had Photos taken of him wearing a top hat so a guess so.

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Where did churchill live in World War 2?

During WWII Churchill lived where British Prime Ministers still live, in the official residence of the Prime Minister, at 10 Downing Street in London.

Churchill also had a nice home of his own in the country, called Chequers, where he liked to get away when possible.

Churchill directed the war from an underground complex near his home in central London. These "war rooms" have been partially restored and are open to the public.

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What year was Winston Churchill knighted?

Winston Churchill was knighted on April 24,1953 by Queen Elizabeth II

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Why did the US hate Winston Churchill?

They didn't. They admired him. After all he was half American. His mother was Jenny Jerome, an American socialite.

There's even a US naval destroyer named after him.

They didn't hate him but initially they had little confidence in him. He had a reputation as a drinker and FDR was quoted upon hearing of his appointment "I guess that's the best they got" Soon Churchill started to change his initial perception by the American politicians and so did his popularity. He may have been a lot of things but a defeatist he was not. Americans came to admire that in him. As WW2 came to a close a rift between FDR and Churchill started over the fact that FDR did not support the hard line on Soviets that Churchill wanted. Churchill saw the President as selling out to the Soviets demands and occupations.

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What made Winston Churchill a great speaker?

because he had two bottles of champagne, 3 scotches and 2 brandies everyday! :)

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Is it okay to show up to introduce yourself to a company's recruiter if she's said she's too busy to set a regular informational meeting?

It will probably just annoy her. Seriously, what's the point? If she can't be bothered to see you for 15 minutes, what do you hope to gain by stopping by with seemingly no purpose? You may not have much to lose, but you probably have about as much to gain on this one. A better approach might be to see if you can get some contact information from her and leave it at that. Not a good strategy. If a person says they are busy, then they are or they just aren't interested in meeting with someone. In most business settings (contrary to the "Trump Methodology") aggressiveness and/or intrusiveness is not acceptable. The BEST way to annoy any hiring manager or recruiter is to show up unannounced and demand a meeting. You may get a few minutes, but you will NEVER get a job.

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What was the name of Winston churchill's butler?

Charles Ernest Rudd

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What was Winston Churchill's role in World War 2?

On 3 September 1939 Neville Chamberlain declared war on Germany following the German invasion of Poland. Contrary to a widespread misconception, the British prime minister who actually took Britain into World War 2 was not Churchill. His greatest contribution was continuing the war against Germany when the outlook for Britain was bleak. Winston Churchill was prime minister of Britain (England, Scotland, Wales and British controlled Northen Ireland) from May 1940-July 1945. When France collapsed in May-June 1940 Churchill, who had only recently become prime minister staunchly refused to consider making peace with Germany. Britain declared war on Nazi Germany when they invaded Poland, for Britain had promised Poland they would come to their aid should Poland be invaded. The Soviet Union invaded Poland at the same time as part of a partition of Poland deal with Nazi Germany, but Britain did not declare war on the Soviet Union: one major enemy was quite enough! Indeed, Britain sent warnings from intelligence to Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union about the impending invasion of the USSR by Nazi Germany, but Stalin dismissed this as a ploy from Churchill to drag the Soviet Union into a war with Nazi Germany for Britain's benefit, and thus the warning went unheeded. As it turned out, the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany occurred, and benefited Britain greatly in terms of acquiring a powerful ally in open conflict with the Nazi Germany, a benefit that Britain could not acquire in America with America's refusal to engage in open war with Nazi Germany, for it was seen by the US as Europe's War, Europe's problem, another European war that would lead to much bloodshed as did occur with World War One. <><><> == == Winston Churchill succeeded Neville Chamberlain soon after the war started because Chamberlain was not suited to be pm in wartime. == == <><><> Winston Churchill was Prime Minister of England during WWII -- thus he was the "in charge" guy when it came to making war decisions. == == <><><> In 1939 he spoke 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 Neville Chamberlain. 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 Sept. 3, 1939, Winston Churchill was back in the gov't when Chamberlain appointed him First Lord of the Admiralty. The seeming failure of the gov't, including the military failure in Norway in 1940, meant that criticism of Chamberlain became more robust. 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, summarized why the war was being fought. His speeches have become part of legend .. be it "fight on the beaches" or his salute to the men from Fighter Command who took on the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. Churchill was also in London during the Blitz and regularly visited areas bombed out by the Luftwaffe. To the people of London, he was one of them and a man who could have removed himself from dangers of German bombers, but refused to -- staying in bombed out London along with those who suffered. He also took a role in military issues. It was he who was political force behind the creation of commando units that would be sent in to disrupt the German military. He was also scathing about military defeats, call the defeat of Tobruk a "disgrace." During the war, Churchill also held a number of meetings with other wartime leaders. He met F.D. Roosevelt, the American President, on 9 occasions between 1941 and 1945; he had 5 meetings with the Russian leader Stalin between 1942-1945. For all his popularity as war leader, Churchill lost the 1945 general election to Labour's Clement Atlee. His wife told him that it might be a "blessing in disguise." Winston Churchill is said to have replied, "very well disguised." == == <><><> After holding many posts in and out of Parliament and government since WW 1 he became the Prime Minister (leader) of Parliament in Great Britain at the beginning of WW 2. At the end of the war with the first elections he as a conservative lost his position to the Labour party's leader.

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What aural signals were used when a ship left port during the 15th Century?

* Its likely that a pipe would be more period than a horn. I do know the bosun's whistle existed in some form prior to the reign of Henry VIII (he had some commissioned in gold), though it's anyone's guess if the calls were the same. Using a bosun's pipe would probably carry the flavor, though, and it's recognizably nautical.

* The method used to call men from the town,(usually,the ale-houses and brothels) in more recent centuries was to send a drummer up and down the streets beating out the rat-a-tat-tat of a rythm which was recognised as the recall to the ship,beating the tattoo.

* this was the origin of the 'TATTOO" the term has now come to mean a military display, as commands and signals were commonly given by drumbeat and later by bugle call,I don't think it too much of an assumption to think that might well have been the method used 100 yrs prior,in the 15th century.

* Further information about "Tatoo". This is a corrupted Dutch phrase that means " Turn Off The Taps" as in cut off the booze in the Taverns ashore to get the sailors back to their ships.

* In the past history of the Royal Navy, from 1860 to the present day, an annual Tatoo was held at various shore bases, or so called "Stone Frigates" to raise money for the Widows and Orphans fund. The public were invited to watch the spectacle, and the admission money went to the W&O fund. The current Tatoo at The Gunnery School, Whaley Island, is a five day affair with over 3,000 in the show, and the total attendence is over 100,000 people.

* Many different types of events make up a Tatoo and Colours Ceremony, including marching and music, and feats of athletics and team competitions, such as the Gun Run and obstacle course. The show finishes with a mass bands concert, and the SunSet Ceremony, which concludes with the lowering of the main flag and " COLOURS " and The National Anthem.

* I served in the Navy for 4 yrs, and now serve in the reserves. Even today we still use wistles and bells for all kinds of signaling. I think it would be a fair bet, especialy considering the Navys' passion for tradition, to assume the boatswain's whistle and ships' bell were used then as well as now.

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How long was Winston Churchill prime minister?

Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War 2, his term in office was from 10th May 1940 until 27th July 1945.

He also served as Prime Minister from 26th October 1951 until 7th April 1955.

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Can cracking your own back and neck cause any long- or short-term damage?

All depends on how you crack them. Cracking your back by stretching it or your neck by rolling it around shouldn't cause any damage. But, if you use your hands to twist your neck around to get it to pop, you risk possibly damaging the vertebrae in your neck (either slipping,cracking, or even possibly rupturing a disk in extreme cases).

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Who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War 2?

There were actually 3, although for most of the war it was Winston Churchill.

Neville Chamberlain was prime minister in 1939 and he was the one who declared war on Germany.

In 1940, Winston Churchill was selected to replace him and was prime minister until the end of the war in Europe.

Before the surrender of Japan in September, 1945, Churchill was already being replaced by Clement Attlee (who he would succeed in 1951).
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Great Britain didn't have a leader. The head of government of the United Kingdom was Winston Churchill. The head of state was King George VI.

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What year did Winston Churchill win a noble prize?

1953 in Literature.

Many people believe that the Nobel Price committee wanted to award Churchill for his outstanding achievements in WWII but that they didn't had a good category to nominate him in until he released his books.

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Why did Winston churchill always wear a bowler hat?

He didn't. He actually bowker hats and homburg hats.

He didn't always wear a bowler, but was suitably hatted for his time, place, and status.

Churchill often wore a Cambridge Bowler, which he nicknamed his "Bowker. "

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Where did Winston Churchill tell the speech called never give in?

You are referring to one of three speeches made by Mr Churchill to the British House of Commons during the Battle of France, a speech that is given a variety of monikers such as "We shall never surrender...", "We shall fight on the beeches...", and so on. These speeches were instrumental in rallying the British people - and a good part of the rest of the world - to defeat Adolph Hitler and his warmongering Nazi party.

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Is Winston Churchill important?

Yes he is important because he didn't get on bad side and he had lots of allies who helped in WW1 and WW2.

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What were Winston Churchill's most significant contributions in World War 2?

Churchill's role in the Second World War needs little introduction. His immediate contribution was to instill in the British people his own fiery resolve and will to resist. Throughout the tense summer of 1940, when Britain stood alone, his speeches proved an inspiration.Yet Churchill did more than just talk. He toured the country inspecting the bomb-damaged towns and cities. He also worked tirelessly on diplomatic and military initiatives to regain the offensive.

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Like other Conservatives who opposed appeasement, Churchill was an anachronism in the 1930s. He was an old-fashioned British imperialist, at a time when the Conservative Party increasingly preferred calculating technocrats like Chamberlain, who carefully worked out the cost of everything.

When Britain found itself confronted by an utterly fanatical German nationalist, an able, traditional imperialist was exactly what Britain needed - the sort of person who lets others worry about finance, a man who had a very clear sense of national and imperial dignity, a man with a sound grasp of international affairs and a man with determination.

In 1939 when Britain went to war, Chamberlain had talked about "evil men", but had said nothing about winning the war.

In Churchill's first speech as Prime Minister (13 May 1940) he made his aims clear in rumbustious terms. He stated his aim as "Victory! Victory, whatever the cost. Victory, however long and hard the road may be". However, he immediately went further and added, "We shall not lay down our arms till the Nazi curse has been lifted from the brow of mankind for ever". Instead of talking of "evil men", he spoke of "the most monstrous tyranny in the long, lamentable catalogue of human crime".

Here was a political leader with the kind of grasp of international affairs that British leaders of the 1930s had lacked, a man with a sense that a great nation and great empire has a global mission, that it was fighting for and on behalf of mankind. (Implicitly Churchill was calling, already in May 1940, for nothing less than the unconditional surrender of the Nazi regime, though it was not expressed in these terms).

In the Battle of Britain it became clear that this was not mere rhetoric. Here was a nation determined to fight on. Churchill inspired hope at home and among the defeated nations of Continental Europe. Here was a nation that a growing number of American politicians felt was worth supporting. Even in Germany astute observers noted that the Western Front had NOT been eliminated, and that behind Britain hovered the USA.

It is ironic that the British Empire collapsed after WW2, but I don't think it had would have lasted much longer anyway.

All quotations are from memory.


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He was a confidence builder to the people of Britain.

He vetoed the invasion of France in 1943.

He was an designer of, and advocate for the detour through Italy.

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Both at home and abroad, Churchill's main contributions to the war effort were:

· INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP It was argued that Churchill's defiant and motivational speeches and attitude inspired Britons to make more sacrifices and work harder towards the war effort.

· GRAND ALLIANCE. Churchill sided with Russia when the Germans invaded in 1941 and negotiated the Atlantic Charter with the USA. His relationship with FDR was crucial in forming this alliance, which was confirmed when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941.

· WAR CABINET. This was crucial for smooth decision-making throughout the war and maintained party co-operation.

· EXPERTS such as Lord Beaverbrook were brought into Government (see next question)

· US RELATIONS. The Lend-Lease agreement of March 1941 ensured imports arrived on credit from USA and opened North Atlantic shipping routes. The USA provided Britain with 50 destroyers. The Atlantic Charter ensured UK/US cooperation

· PURSUIT OF SMALLER POWERS. Churchill aided Yugoslavia and Singapore, whilst encouraging smaller countries to join the allies or remain neutral. Churchill's defiance and unwillingness to give up with this pursuit gained Britain several allies.

· SPECIAL OPERATION EXECUTIVE formed in July 1940 designed to link up with resistance movements in Europe (notably the French Resistance) to undermine the Germans in Europe and sabotage their plans/equipment. The SOE agents enjoyed success at Pessacpower station, France in June 1941, assassinating Himmler's deputy in Czechoslovakia 1942 and ended the Nazi atomic bomb programme in Norway in 1943.

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When did Winston Churchill die?

On 15th January 1965 Winston Churchill suffered a stroke that left him gravely ill. He died at his home nine days later, at age 90, shortly after eight o'clock on the morning of 24th January 1965.

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What are the 4 categories of tablets that should never be crushed and explain why?

THERE ARE BASICALLY THREE GROUPS OF medications that should never be crushed, cut in half, or chewed: ENTERIC COATED-they are coated to disslove in the intestine, otherwise it can cause gastric irritation. TIME-RELEASE CAPSULES (also called spansules) -they are meant to be released over time, otherwise it can cause an overdose. SUSTAINED-RELEASE TABLETS- they are meant to be released over time, otherwise it can cause an overdose. Some common 2 letter abbreviations after the name of the medication to indicated time-relaease or sustained release::

LA (long acting); DR (delayed release); SA (slow acting); SR (sustained release); ER (extended release).Read labels CAREFULLY. <<>>

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Who said democracy is the worst form of government?

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Democracy is the worst form of government except for all those others that have been tried.

In a speech in the House of Commons on 11 November 1947, Winston Churchill said:

No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
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What was Winston Churchill's role in World War 1?

He had several. When the war started he was First Lord of the Admiralty, which meant he was in charge of the navy and everything it did. He was removed from that post after the Gallipoli disaster. He then joined the army and commanded a batallion on the Western Front. Then, after a change in Government, he became Minister of Munitions for the rest of the war. Michael Montagne

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How old is Andy Carrol the football player?

I think you mean Andy Carroll, he was born January 6, 1989.

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Who was w churchill's predecessor and successor?

Attlee

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