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  Sir Winston Churchill
Who was Churchill?
Why was he important?
What else did he do?
Did you know?

 
Why was he important?
He became the symbol of the nation's spirit and determination throughout the war.

He worked tirelessly and made inspiring speeches to the nation.

He was also unpopular with trade union members and the working class, as he was one of the main people who helped to break the 1926 General Strike.

  Click here to find out about the General Strike

Although he was seen as a great leader who didn't give an inch during war, he was not thought of as someone to make a better Britain during peacetime.

And so he lost power in the 1945 election.

Before his funeral in 1965, thousands of people queued to see his coffin lying in state in Westminster Hall.


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