To mark the anniversary of his death, we take a photographic tour through the life of our wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill.
Winston Churchill died at his home in Hyde Park Gate on 24 January 1965, bringing to an end the life of a remarkable man who at a time when most people are thinking of retiring began his first tenure as British Prime Minister as the country was in the throes of the Second World War.
A talented orator, Churchill will always be remembered for his ‘Finest Hour’ speech – considered by many to be his most rousing – in which ahead of the Battle of Britain (a pivotal moment for the Allied forces) he roared:
“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”
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