The year was 1940; the world’s second great World War was in full swing, with Britain and Germany at the forefront. The fall of Britain’s closest ally, France, stunned the British Empire and threw it into disarray. Through the chaos, Winston Churchill emerged. Churchill would be an inspiring leader who was able to rally the entire nation in times of hardship. Through his leadership, the “British Bulldog” would face the Axis powers and come out victorious, as well as become a public hero for the British people. Yet, immediately after the war, Churchill did not return to the prime minister seat because of a shocking defeat in his re-election, despite his immense reputation he gained from the war. Though lauded by the British population for his prowess as a wartime leader, Churchill’s conservative politics were out of touch with a population ready for post-war relief and led to his defeat in the 1945 election.
There is no doubt that Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini shared many similar characteristics. They shared movements that were typical of National Socialism: they adopted a radical nationalism, militaristic hierarchies, violence, the cult of charismatic leadership, contempt for individual liberties and civil rights, an anti-democratic and anti-socialist orientation, and a refusal to socialize industries.
In a total war, the home front must be entirely united to continue to fight and fund a war effort, and Churchill appeals to unity and patriotism. He asks the people of Britain to give what Churchill himself will be offering ‘“blood, toil, tears, and sweat”’ (32). If the Prime Minister can give his everything to fight in the war, it encourages the audience to want to participate as well. Churchill continues to appeal to unity through his use of words like ‘we’ and ‘our’ to unite the country with the government as they fight for one cause. By creating a ‘team’, they can effectively rally the audience into action. The public opinion may believe that the Germans are unstoppable, but Winston’s emotionally charged words that with total effort and war from all fronts with the support of God, the feat can be achieved (35). Because of the war, the Prime Minister conveys the necessity for “victory; victory at all costs; victory in spirt of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival” (38-40). By bringing the risk of destruction of the country should they fail, it further persuades the audience to want to give their all so they can win the war. After riling up the crowd with the emotionally charged pathos arguments, Churchill closes with a final remark: ‘“Come then, let us go
On Britain’s quiet streets, nothing seems to disturb the peace that dusk delivered. But, mere miles from the Kingdom’s coast, the sea is abundant with violence. German submarines slink below, prepared to strike, prepared to kill; prepared to make an enemy. As history was to be made on this day, it seems that there was no man more fit to craft it. This enemy once said “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself.” He decided that if something were to be fixed, he’d be the one to do it. This self-confidence translated well into politics, enhancing his leadership. He is the man who assumes control. He is Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill is widely considered influential to all with whom he graced his presence with. His
Throughout all the worlds significant and powerful leaders, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini were two men that similarly abused their powers in ways never seen before.
Even before the climactic World War II, Churchill’s mental war starts with the Indian Independence movement. Churchill was brusque about his opinion on the movement, knowingly showing his opposition to the public. “To Churchill, all Indians were the pedestal for a throne. He would have died to keep England free, but was against those who wanted India free.(Tondon, n.d.)” With this ornery still in the mind of the public and government officials, Churchill’s 1940 election was met with opposition. In Churchill and Orwell, “Peter Eckersley, a Tory MP, predicted that “Winston won’t last five months.”(Ricks, pg. 91)” The general public were critical of such a disposition leading the United Kingdom during a time struggle. Even with the public’s pessimistic prospect of him, Churchill’s resilience will become a favorable trait to exhibit in this psychological war.
Some people may ask, Who is Winston Churchill ? Winston Churchill was the prime minister of Great Britain. He led britain to the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Churchill served in the british army and worked as a writer before going into politics.He is also a celebrated artist, author, and public speaker. He made several statements about government, life, and war. He was born into an aristocratic family, November 30, 1874. As he grew older he took his father traits, Lord Randolph Churchill, a British statesman from an England family. I believe churchill has the authority to discuss the quote because he is the prime minister of Great Britain.
In the Blitzkrieg bombing of Britain, the country needed support more than ever as their patience was growing thin. It was at this very crucial moment in history when the British were about fall to the Germans overwhelming military when Winston Church gave his famous speech, “Their Finest Hour.” This would be the speech that changes the tide of the war, and inspired the British people to rally together against the German forces. In his famous speech, he focuses on the patriotism of the British people and letting them know that this war was far from over, and they weren’t going to go down without one heck of a fight. The reason this speech was so successful and uplifting was because Churchill was able to present it in a way to make all the British
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Churchill. Churchill was a prime minister and war leader through WWII. Churchill was also known as a british statesman, orator, author, and prime minister. This paper will discuss Winstons childhood & family his prime minister years and also his role in WWII.
“Who was the greatest leader in World War 2? Why” Greatest leader in WW2’ World War 2 had many great leaders, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Hirohito, and many more but in complete honesty when thinking of World War 2 another man comes to mind. That man name is Adolf Hitler. He may have done many horrible things but one can not deny how great of a leader he was.
Winston Churchill’s headstrong resiliency in the face of danger defined his career as a war leader. Former Prime Minister David Cameron states,” He was an incredible leader for our country, and indeed for the whole free world, at an impossibly difficult time.” (1). Five months before his inauguration, Churchill gave his speech “House of Many Mansions” wherein he urged the then Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and other world
During the most trying time in arguably all of Great Britain’s history one man stepped forward and changed the course that Britain was taking. This man, Winston Churchill, is considered one of the greatest and most successful wartime leaders the world has ever seen. One might ask “how does one become a successful leader during a war”? Or they might even ask “why he was considered one of the greatest wartime leaders”? Or “what makes someone a good leader”?
Winston Churchill symbolized Britain during World War II. His image, and that of the British people as a whole, was one of defiance in the face of overwhelming adversity. His galvanizing and courageous leadership as Prime Minister of Britain during World War II was the catalyst for the stubborn resistance of the British and the ultimate victory of the Allied forces over Hitler. His speeches stirred the masses and mobilized the British. When everything continued to go wrong, when things could seemingly get no worse, he was there to encourage and give support to the Allied armies. With his inspiring speeches, he motivated the nation of Great
Churchill begins “We Shall Never Surrender” by providing vivid descriptions of the life and environment of war to describe the hardships, then follows up with showing that the strength that the troops had together helped them overcome specific events. He continues to use repetition to emphasize the importance of staying together and not losing hope in order to provide small victories, one at a time. Churchill’s courage to speak up during such a disturbing time helped assist the nations morality by providing hope and encouragement in the bloodshed time of war. When a nation felt defeated Winston Churchill used his powerful voice in “We Shall Never Surrender” to lift the nation’s spirits
For the past seventy years, Adolf Hitler has been known as one of the most evil men in history. The Fueherer, as he was known, exhumed hatred and violence in his pursuit of power. A vile man, driven by violence and a lust for power, eventually drove himself mad with his own idealistic vision of what a perfect world would be, and how he would achieve