Winston Churchill Role In Britain's War

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When Winston Churchill became prime minister in 1940, the course of the war changed for the best. If it wasn’t for him, Britain wouldn’t have won the war thanks to his passionate approach to standing up to Hitler. The previous prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, did not want a war. His lack of response to Hitler lead to the Munich Agreement which allowed Hitler to occupy Czechoslovakia, beginning his expansion of the Nazi Empire. (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica) When Churchill came into office, he was clear he wanted one thing: to win the war. In his first speech as Prime Minister he said, “You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory – victory at all costs, victory in spite of terror, victory, however long and hard…show more content…
With radio broadcasts, speeches and addresses, Churchill motivated the people of Britain and negotiated with other world leaders. Beverley Nichols, a journalist once wrote, “He took the English language and sent it into battle.” (Nichols, Unknown) Another way that Churchill helped win the war was that he constantly was working. He regularly worked 18 hour days and weekends, was constantly traveling, and the only thing he pushed harder that his staff was himself (Taylor). One last way Churchill helped Britain win the war was because he recognized the importance of having powerful connections and worked hard to maintain them. He often would tell people, “There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.” (Churchill) With a strong relationship with the British people and a stronger relationship with the other Allies, Winston Churchill was able to lead his country to win the war and continue to stand up for what he believed in. Winston Churchill helped lead Britain to victory because of his way with words, his determined attitude, and him understanding the importance of alliances. Without him, Britain would not have won the war and the Nazi’s would’ve never been
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