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Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sitter in 167 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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Group at Chantilly

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
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x136243

Group at Chantilly

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
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x34244

Winston Churchill

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 25 September 1949
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Winston Churchill; Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, August 1949
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Ax136855

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
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Ax136857

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
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Ax136858

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
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Ax136859

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136859

Ax136860

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
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x38189

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate negative, 1957
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x38190

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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x38191

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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x38192

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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x38193

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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x38194

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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x38195

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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x38196

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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x38198

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
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x38199

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
NPG x38199

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