Sir Winston Churchill's Role In Military History

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One of the most influential figures in World War Two (WWII) history is Sir Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill, who is best known for his political and strategic roles as British Prime Minister, was born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, on November 30th, 1874. As a young man he joined the British army as an officer, and after a slow start quickly moved upwards in the ranks. In 1940 he secured his position as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and remained in this position for five years. This paper will explore his progression through the ranks of the military. More specifically, this paper will discuss his role as a military history in world war one, his service in World War Two and its implication on the outcome of war and lastly, the recognition he received for his military service history and …show more content…
For his efforts during the Second World War, Queen Elizabeth II knighted him in 1953. In the same year Sir Winston Churchill won the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature, becoming the first and only British Prime Minister to win the award, for his six-volume historical study of World War Two. Later in his life in 1964, Queen Elizabeth II offered to create him the Duke of London, but he rejected on objections from his son, who would have had to inherit the title upon his father’s death. He was also the first person in U.S.A. history to be named an honorary citizen, and received 7 degrees from universities and colleges around the world, most notably by Harvard University. On January 24th, 1965, Sir Winston Churchill passed away at age 90. By the Queen’s decree a state funeral would be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral after his body lain in state for three days in Westminster Hall, a signal honour only rarely granted to anybody but a monarch. The Queen also attended his funeral which is a very rare

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