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Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Prime Minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Sitter in 174 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
copy negative, April 1941
NPG x165590

x5912

Winston Churchill

by Walter Stoneman
copy negative, copied February 1942
NPG x5912

x199078

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer
bromide postcard print, 1943
NPG x199078

x198144

Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Winston Churchill; King George VI; Princess Margaret

published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 8 May 1945
NPG x198144

x136175

Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper); Winston Churchill

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
NPG x136175

x136176

Group at Chantilly

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
NPG x136176

x136243

Group at Chantilly

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, circa 1946
NPG x136243

x34244

Winston Churchill

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 25 September 1949
NPG x34244

x198142

Winston Churchill

published by R.A. (Postcards) Ltd.
bromide postcard print, circa 1949
NPG x198142

Ax136855

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136855

Ax136857

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136857

Ax136858

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136858

Ax136859

Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136859

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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136860

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Winston Churchill at the Royal Society of Arts

by Howard Coster
vintage snapshot print, circa 1950
NPG Ax136861

x199077

Winston Churchill giving his 80th birthday speech at Westminster Hall

by Jack Esten, for Reuters
bromide press print, 30 November 1954
NPG x199077

x38189

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate negative, 1957
NPG x38189

x38190

Winston Churchill

by Paul Laib
whole-plate cellulose film negative, 1957
NPG x38190

x38191

Winston Churchill

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

x38192

Winston Churchill

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

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