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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 Elsbeth R. Juda
bromide print, October 1954
NPG x87828


Winston Churchill

by Elsbeth R. Juda
bromide print, October 1954
NPG x87830


Winston Churchill

by Elsbeth R. Juda
bromide contact sheet, 17 October 1954
NPG x136054


Winston Churchill

by Elsbeth R. Juda
bromide contact sheet, 17 October 1954
NPG x87826


Winston Churchill

by Elsbeth R. Juda
bromide contact sheet, 17 October 1954
NPG x125435


Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill and his cabinet of 1955

by International News Photos
vintage print, 1955
NPG x182304


Sir Charles Thomas Wheeler; Winston Churchill

by Neil Libbert
bromide print, 2 May 1963
NPG x136287


Sir Samuel George Joseph, 1st Bt; Winston Churchill

copy by Bassano & Vandyk Studios
half-plate film negative, 6 May 1969
NPG x174561


The Cabinet Cherubs

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink, wash and black chalk, 1908
NPG D11150


Winston Churchill ('The Prodigal's Return')

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
pen and ink on artists' board, 1924
NPG D9682


Winston Churchill

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2664


Winter Sports for Politicians

by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
ink and watercolour on artists' board, 1927
NPG D9605


Winston Churchill

by Tom Cottrell
chromolithographic cigarette card, 1929
NPG D2612


Winston Churchill

by Unknown artist, issued by Godfrey Phillips
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1932
NPG D2695

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