How Winston Churchill Rewrote History

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“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” –Winston Churchill.
Winston Churchill ended up doing just as he said he would. He wrote history. He modernized the British military, was a leading supporter for the rearmament of Britain, and put many social and domestic reforms in place. Winston Churchill’s immovable attitude against the Nazi’s lead to the eventual defeat of the Germans during WWII. He forged key alliances with the US and Russia in order to defeat the Nazis and helped to sculpt the post war world we know today including the development of the United Nations. Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 in Ireland. His father was a renowned British statesman which helped to push him towards a career in the government. Churchill was an independent and rebellious child. After doing poorly in his first two schools, Churchill was sent to the Harrow Boarding School in April of 1888. Within weeks of his enrollment, he joined the Harrow Rifle Corps which pushed him towards a military career. After the Harrow Boarding School, Churchill decided that he would join the Army. He saw brief but eventful action in the Battle of Omdurman in 1898. In 1899, Churchill left the army and became a war correspondent for The Morning Post. While reporting on the Boers War in South Africa, he was taken captive by the Boers. Upon escape, Churchill traveled almost 300 miles to Portuguese territory in Mozambique. He wrote various books on his experience in the army and in The

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