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Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sitter in 183 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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Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1 April 1941
NPG x6139

x403

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, April 1941
NPG x403

x27016

John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley; Winston Churchill

copy by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 June 1942
NPG x27016

x6123

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6123

x6124

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6124

x6125

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6125

x6126

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6126

x6127

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6127

x6128

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6128

x6129

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6129

x6130

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6130

x6131

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6131

x6132

Winston Churchill

by Augustus Charles Cooper
bromide print, 1942
NPG x6132

x17071

Winston Churchill

by Robert Elliot
bromide print, 26 July 1943
NPG x17071

x194247

Winston Churchill with the British delegation at the Casablanca Conference

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, January 1943
NPG x194247

x199078

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1943
NPG x199078

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