Winston Churchill was by far one of the most famous Prime Ministers to have ever lived. He led Britain through the Second World War.
His contributions towards fighting the Nazis are recognized as a milestone in British History. Many people view him as a glorious hero, and his speeches are widely famous, even during current times.
Aside from all these amazing accomplishments, Winston Churchill was known as a rather interesting man on his own. He was loved by many but still disliked by some due to some of his statements and choices.
Winston Churchill was born in the year 1874. By 1900, he was given a position as a Member of Parliament. He served as British Prime minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He successfully led Britain through one of the most crucial times in history, World War II.
The Fight Against the Nazis
Churchill was remembered for his strict stance in World War II, where he refused to surrender to the Nazis. His steady determination was inspiring to many people in the country. Winston Churchill became widely popular after this incident but quickly lost the favor of people due to his troubling mental health issues.
Churchill’s Mental Health Problems
Winston Churchill suffered from severe depression. He was known to either be on the tip of his game or in the pits of despair—there was no middle ground. Churchill called his depression ‘the black dog.’
Winston Churchill made a few statements that might seem a little controversial during our current times. One of his most incriminating statements was to the Palestine Royal Commission, “I do not admit, for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly-wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place.”
Many of the people who support him respond that these views were not his alone and were often seen as a norm during older times. He also disliked the relationship between India and Britain, stating that Gandhi cannot be trusted.
The Passing of Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill passed away on the 24th of January 1965 and was buried with a state funeral. His funeral likened that of royalty.
Amazing that Churchill is praised for his leadership against the Nazis in World War 2 but his abject failure in World War 1 in sending troops to Gallipoli where almost 10,000 Australians and New Zealanders were massacred, is never mentioned.