Who was Winston Churchill?

Winston Churchill talking into a BBC microphone.

This is Winston Churchill.

He was Prime Minister of Britain during World War Two.

Find out more about him, below.

Photograph of Winston Churchill.

Key facts

  • Winston Churchill is remembered for being the leader of Britain during World War Two.
  • During the war, he led the country in the fight against Hitler.
  • Many towns and cities were bombed during the war. Hearing Churchill talk on the radio helped the British people to stay strong and positive.

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Did you know?

  • Winston Churchill didn’t always do very well at school.
  • Churchill enjoyed painting pictures. He painted lots!
  • He was very good at reading and history, and wrote lots of history books.
  • He sometimes wore a ‘onesie’ called a siren suit, that he could put on in a hurry if there was an air raid.
Winston Churchill painting.

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