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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was a statesman, writer and the prime minister who led the United Kingdom to victory in the Second World War. He served as Conservative prime minister twice, from 1940 to 1945 (when he was defeated in the general election by the Labour leader Clement Attlee) and from 1951 to 1955. In his long political career beginning in 1901 Churchill, born in 1874, was for a time a Liberal MP and served as chancellor, home secretary and secretary of state for war. Find pieces from the archive, comment and analysis related to Churchill here.