Winston Churchill – Younger Years Born Prematurely on November 30, 1874, by to months to parents Lord Randolph Churchill and Lady Randolph Churchill. Had one sibling,John Strange Spencer-Churchill Didn’t have much of a relationship with his parents so he developed a close bond with his nanny, Elizabeth Anne Everest.
Churchill as a Young boy Blenheim Palace The Churchill family's ancestral home
Churchill – Schooling He attended three independent schools, St. George’s School, Brunswick School and Harrow School. He never did very well in school. At Harrow School he began his military career by join the Harrow Rifle Corps. He had a stuttering speech impediment that he constantly had to overcome.
Churchill as a young man Churchill giving “V” sign
Political Career Churchill served various positions in Parliament before become Prime Minster in 1940 till 1945. He lost the 1945 election and that was when he gave the Iron Curtain Speech. In 1950 he was reelected Prime Minister and he held that position till 1955 when he retired.
The Iron Curtain Speech March 5, 1946 at Westminster College, Fulton Missouri He received an honorary degree and spoke of his previous education. He then when on to talk about the situation developing in Europe when he coined the term the Iron Curtain when referring to the Soviet Union.
The Iron Curtain “ From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an "iron curtain" has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia; all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject, in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow. ” Churchill talked about how the Soviet Union now separated Europe in half with a physical and mental curtain. This Curtain is designed to keep people in and information out.
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