Winston Churchill – The Greatest Briton

the 24th January 2015 is the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill.

I think that few would argue that Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was probably the greatest Briton of all time.  I know that I can say this with some confidence because in 2002 the BBC conducted a nationwide poll to identify who the public thought this was.  The result was a foregone conclusion and Churchill topped the poll with 28% of the votes.

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10 responses to “Winston Churchill – The Greatest Briton

  1. I love reading about Winston Churchill. He’s quite a character. I even went to Fulton, Missouri to check out the W Churchill museum. This was the location of the famous “iron curtain” speech. There’s a big section of the Berlin Wall as well. It’s pretty cool- if you ever get to Missouri 🙂

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  2. This is such a wonderfully written and informative post, Andrew. I don’t remember Churchill’s funeral at all, but I was only three years old at the time. I can never figure out why being one of the biggest reasons the second world war was won by Britain and it allies, that the British people rejected him at the general election in 1945.

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  3. I absolutely agree. If Britain had not kept back an invasion then America would not have had a launching platform into Europe. Hitler had ballistic missiles and was developing nuclear weapons. One shudders to think of the consequence. I can’t think of any leader, other than Churchill, who could have pulled it off.

    Many thanks for the follow. The few weeks are shaping up to interesting and, possibly, affective. 🙂

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    • Yes, well done, your perseverance is paying off!

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      • Thanks. It’s a pity that they make it so hard, but then they would. But, very glad to see the perseverance of everybody else. That’s what makes it worth the pursuit.

        This keyboards typo’s are getting worse. I’ve got to get a more intelligent one. 🙂

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      • I’m afraid that I just get irritated by that silly girl in the forum! She must have some sort of deflector shield like the one on the Starship Enterprise!

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      • Oh yeah and I’m in two minds about it. I can sympathies with being used as a buffer but she has employed some creatively cultivated spin. I don’t think you or I would, not for any money.

        The forums remain important for the moment so as to encourage and collect new voices. Having said that we’ve got past that buffer and must deal with next.

        Timing though, it will take a while. All I really won’t to is go and photograph something. But, in for a penny, in for a pound and there is a good way to go yet. Yay 😀

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