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Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sitter in 166 portraits
Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, his family's estate. In 1900, he entered parliament and by 1911 he had become First Lord of the Admiralty. He resigned in 1915, having been held responsible for the failure of the Dardanelles expedition. He saw active service in World War I, before returning to ministerial office in 1917. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, he returned Britain to the gold standard, which led to the General Strike of 1926. He resigned in 1931, opposing his party's policy of self-government for India. He consistently opposed appeasement with Hitler, and challenged Chamberlain's leadership in 1940, succeeding him as Prime Minister to become Britain's greatest war-time leader.

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Charles André Marie Joseph de Gaulle; Winston Churchill

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 13 November 1944
NPG x40056

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Winston Churchill with Chiefs of Staff

by Planet News
bromide print, 7 May 1945
NPG x194065

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Winston Churchill inspecting the Victory Parade, Berlin

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide print, 21 July 1945
NPG x194064

x189235

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, December 1947
NPG x189235

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Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6123

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Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6124

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Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6125

x6126

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6126

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Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6127

x6128

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6128

x6129

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6129

x6130

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6130

x6131

Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6131

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Winston Churchill

by A.C. Cooper
bromide print, 1948
NPG x6132

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Sarah Churchill; Winston Churchill

by Planet News
bromide press print, 21 May 1948
NPG x184313

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

by Tim Gidal (Nachum Ignaz Gidalewitsch)
vintage bromide print, 1948
NPG x138997

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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136854

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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136856

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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136862

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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136863

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