History UsefulNotes / WinstonChurchill

30th Apr '18 10:53:22 AM OlfinBedwere
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Famously, his party were routed by the Labour Party on the 5th of July 1945 general election, just two months after victory in Europe. He appears to have campaigned on the basis of his own personal popularity, and was not seen to have adequately acknowledged the popular mood favouring state programmes to care for the crippled, wounded, ill, impoverished, under-educated, and elderly. While many voters considered him a fine wartime leader, they seem to have been sceptical about his ability to govern the country in peacetime (which mirrors the view historians have of him). He later recovered and won a second term in 1951[[note]]though Labour actually received more votes than the Conservatives in that election[[/note]], serving until his retirement from frontline politics in 1955. (During this time, [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Elizabeth II]] became Queen.)

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Famously, his party were routed by the Labour Party on the 5th of July 1945 general election, just two months after victory in Europe. He appears to have campaigned on the basis of his own personal popularity, and was not seen to have adequately acknowledged the popular mood favouring state programmes to care for the crippled, wounded, ill, impoverished, under-educated, and elderly. While many voters considered him a fine wartime leader, they seem to have been sceptical about his ability to govern the country in peacetime (which mirrors the view historians have of him). He More generally, the Conservative Party wasn't helped by voters still remembering UsefulNotes/StanleyBaldwin's dismissive attitude towards those affected by UsefulNotes/TheGreatDepression, along with what at the time were seen as UsefulNotes/NevilleChamberlain's failed appeasement policies. Churchill later recovered and won a second term in 1951[[note]]though Labour actually received more votes than the Conservatives in that election[[/note]], serving until his retirement from frontline politics in 1955. (During this time, [[UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen Elizabeth II]] became Queen.)
20th Apr '18 6:14:49 PM Kazrak
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* In the TimeTravel / AlternateHistory novel ''The Proteus Operation'', people from a different United States go back in time to the 1930s to save the world from the Nazi Empire which defeated Britain. They need to find someone in politics to work with to save the UK. When the name Winston Churchill comes up they are about to dismiss him as all washed up and his career over. Then they think more about it and realize that he is untarnished with the defeatism and appeasement of so many others.

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* In the TimeTravel / AlternateHistory novel ''The Proteus Operation'', ''Literature/TheProteusOperation'', people from a different United States go back in time to the 1930s to save the world from the Nazi Empire which defeated Britain. They need to find someone in politics to work with to save the UK. When the name Winston Churchill comes up they are about to dismiss him as all washed up and his career over. Then they think more about it and realize that he is untarnished with the defeatism and appeasement of so many others.
14th Apr '18 11:10:15 AM costanton11
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (November 30, 1874 -- January 24, 1965). [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Knight of the Garter, Order of Merit, Companion of Honor, Territorial Decoration, Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Fellow of the Royal Society]], [[UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature Nobel Laureate]], first Honorary Citizen in United States history, and almost the Duke of London. British Prime Minister from 1940-45 and again from 1951-55. Best known for helping win UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; he even won a Nobel Prize for writing about it in a six-volume {{doorstopper}}.

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (November 30, 1874 -- January 24, 1965). [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Knight of the Garter, Order of Merit, Companion of Honor, Territorial Decoration, Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Council,]] Fellow of the Royal Society]], Society, [[UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature Nobel Laureate]], first Honorary Citizen in United States history, and almost the Duke of London. British Prime Minister from 1940-45 and again from 1951-55. Best known for helping win UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; he even won a Nobel Prize for writing about it in a six-volume {{doorstopper}}.
6th Mar '18 10:22:36 AM ACW
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* I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.

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* I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma, but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.
5th Mar '18 3:20:30 AM JamesAustin
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* Played by Creator/GaryOldman in Creator/JoeWright's biopic of Churchill, ''Film/DarkestHour''.

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* Played by Creator/GaryOldman in Creator/JoeWright's biopic of Churchill, ''Film/DarkestHour''.''Film/{{Darkest Hour|2017}}''.
4th Mar '18 4:49:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StewartLee's Comedy Roadshow'' one sketch focused around the fact that Churchill was in fact a pig. A trained pig whose mouth was controlled by remote control and the V-peace-sign was purely because with a cloven hooves there weren't many other type of gestations available. This sketch was curated by a "historian" called Creator/AlanMoore.

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* In ''StewartLee's ''Creator/StewartLee's Comedy Roadshow'' one sketch focused around the fact that Churchill was in fact a pig. A trained pig whose mouth was controlled by remote control and the V-peace-sign was purely because with a cloven hooves there weren't many other type of gestations available. This sketch was curated by a "historian" called Creator/AlanMoore.
8th Jan '18 9:14:52 AM mlsmithca
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A Prime Minister very much beloved in Britain, he is famous for his constant wit (e.g. Bessie Braddock MP: "You, sir, are drunk!" Churchill: "And you are ugly. Tomorrow morning, madam, I shall be sober."), his [[CigarChomper cigar-smoking]] (his scowl in the famous portrait, shown above, is because the photographer took his cigar away) and the Victory salute ("the bird" inverted, although ''he'' didn't invert it.)

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A Prime Minister very much beloved in Britain, he is famous for his constant wit (e.g. Bessie Braddock MP: "You, sir, are drunk!" Churchill: "And you are ugly. Tomorrow morning, madam, I shall be sober."), his [[CigarChomper cigar-smoking]] (his scowl in the famous portrait, shown above, is because the photographer took his cigar away) and the Victory salute ("the bird" inverted, although ''he'' didn't invert it.)
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*''The Story of the Malakand Field Force'' (1898)
*''The River War'' (1899)
*''Man Overboard'' (1899)
*''Savrola'' (1899)
*''London to Ladysmith via Pretoria'' (1900)
*''Ian Hamilton's March'' (1900)
*''Mr. Brodrick’s Army'' (1903)
*''Lord Randolph Churchill'' (1906)
*''For Free Trade'' (1906)
*''My African Journey'' (1908)
*''Liberalism and the Social Problem'' (1909)
*''The People’s Rights'' (1910)
*''The World Crisis'' (1923–1931)

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People’s Rights'' (1910)
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World Crisis'' (1923–1931)



*''India'' (1931)
*''Thoughts and Adventures (Amid These Storms)'' (1932)
*''Marlborough: His Life and Times'' (1933–1938)
*''Great Contemporaries'' (1937)
*''Arms and the Covenant or While England Slept: A Survey of World Affairs, 1932–1938'' (1938)
*''Step by Step 1936–1939'' (1939)
*''Addresses Delivered in the Year 1940'' (1940)
*''Broadcast Addresses'' (1941)
*''Into Battle (Blood Sweat and Tears)'' (1941)
*''The Unrelenting Struggle'' (1942)
*''The End of the Beginning'' (1943)
*''Onwards to Victory'' (1944)
*''The Dawn of Liberation'' (1945)
*''Victory'' (1946)
*''Secret Sessions Speeches'' (1946)
*''War Speeches 1940–1945'' (1946)
*''The Second World War'' (1948–1954)
*''The Sinews of Peace'' (1948)
*''Painting as a Pastime'' (1948)
*''Europe Unite'' (1950)
*''In the Balance'' (1951)
*''The War Speeches 1939–1945'' (1952)
*''Stemming the Tide'' (1953)
*''A History of the English-Speaking Peoples'' (1956–1958)
*''The Unwritten Alliance'' (1961)

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and Adventures (Amid These Storms)'' (1932)
*''Marlborough:
(1932)
* ''Marlborough:
His Life and Times'' (1933–1938)
*''Great
(1933–1938)
* ''Great
Contemporaries'' (1937)
*''Arms
(1937)
* ''Arms
and the Covenant or While England Slept: A Survey of World Affairs, 1932–1938'' (1938)
*''Step
(1938)
* ''Step
by Step 1936–1939'' (1939)
*''Addresses
(1939)
* ''Addresses
Delivered in the Year 1940'' (1940)
*''Broadcast
(1940)
* ''Broadcast
Addresses'' (1941)
*''Into
(1941)
* ''Into
Battle (Blood Sweat and Tears)'' (1941)
*''The
(1941)
* ''The
Unrelenting Struggle'' (1942)
*''The
(1942)
* ''The
End of the Beginning'' (1943)
*''Onwards
(1943)
* ''Onwards
to Victory'' (1944)
*''The
(1944)
* ''The
Dawn of Liberation'' (1945)
*''Victory'' (1946)
*''Secret
(1945)
* ''Victory'' (1946)
* ''Secret
Sessions Speeches'' (1946)
*''War
(1946)
* ''War
Speeches 1940–1945'' (1946)
*''The
(1946)
* ''The
Second World War'' (1948–1954)
*''The
(1948–1954)
* ''The
Sinews of Peace'' (1948)
*''Painting
(1948)
* ''Painting
as a Pastime'' (1948)
*''Europe
(1948)
* ''Europe
Unite'' (1950)
*''In
(1950)
* ''In
the Balance'' (1951)
*''The
(1951)
* ''The
War Speeches 1939–1945'' (1952)
*''Stemming
(1952)
* ''Stemming
the Tide'' (1953)
*''A
(1953)
* ''A
History of the English-Speaking Peoples'' (1956–1958)
*''The
(1956–1958)
* ''The
Unwritten Alliance'' (1961)









3rd Jan '18 2:31:09 PM BillWoods
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* Will be played by Creator/GaryOldman in Creator/JoeWright's upcoming biopic of Churchill, ''Darkest Hour''.

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* Will be played Played by Creator/GaryOldman in Creator/JoeWright's upcoming biopic of Churchill, ''Darkest Hour''.''Film/DarkestHour''.
23rd Sep '17 8:34:16 PM nombretomado
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Furthermore, in 1943, while PM, he was at least partly responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_famine_of_1943 famine in Bengal]], which eventually killed 4 million people. Though the direct causes of the famine could be said to lie with local British authorities in India rather than with him personally, his policies exacerbated the famine (such as draining too much resources from Bengal, and diverting emergency supplies away from Bengal), increasing the death toll by millions. He did not seem bothered by it, but responded by saying he hates Indians and expressed disappointment that UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi had not died, having previously expressed disdain for Gandhi, suggesting he should be brutally executed for being a "seditious [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir fakir]]". Critics of Churchill have argued that the Bengal famine was a "genocide" or "holocaust", and compared him to Hitler. Churchill was also responsible for atrocities in Kenya, where up to a million people were detained in concentration camps, many of whom were killed or tortured (including the grandfather of future US president, BarackObama), as well as massacres he was involved in as a soldier in his younger years, during British invasions in Sudan and Afghanistan.

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Furthermore, in 1943, while PM, he was at least partly responsible for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_famine_of_1943 famine in Bengal]], which eventually killed 4 million people. Though the direct causes of the famine could be said to lie with local British authorities in India rather than with him personally, his policies exacerbated the famine (such as draining too much resources from Bengal, and diverting emergency supplies away from Bengal), increasing the death toll by millions. He did not seem bothered by it, but responded by saying he hates Indians and expressed disappointment that UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi had not died, having previously expressed disdain for Gandhi, suggesting he should be brutally executed for being a "seditious [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fakir fakir]]". Critics of Churchill have argued that the Bengal famine was a "genocide" or "holocaust", and compared him to Hitler. Churchill was also responsible for atrocities in Kenya, where up to a million people were detained in concentration camps, many of whom were killed or tortured (including the grandfather of future US president, BarackObama), UsefulNotes/BarackObama), as well as massacres he was involved in as a soldier in his younger years, during British invasions in Sudan and Afghanistan.
22nd Sep '17 2:16:44 PM kazokuhouou
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* A throwaway line in ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'' implies that Churchill was one of Kingsman's founders.
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