SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
1874 -- 1965 British statesman, prime minister (1940-5, 1951-5) and author.
Born November 30, 1874, the eldest son of Randolph Churchill.
Churchill died on January 24, 1965.
Winston Churchill showed no early signs of greatness. He was a stubborn boy and … a poor student. He spent four years at Harrow, one of England's finest public
schools, at the very bottom of his class. Even when he decided to go to Sandhurst, the Royal Military Academy, it took him three attempts to pass the entrance exam.
Although he was not there as a soldier, Churchill insisted on taking part in the fighting and was captured by the Boers. A month later he made a daring escape, crossing hundreds of miles of enemy territory to reach the British lines. When he returned to England, he was a hero.
It was a turbulent career. Churchill opposed Chamberlain's policy of appeasement. In the thirties' he was one of very few politicians, who spoke out vigorously against Hitler. But only after 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, others were ready to listen to him. When a new leader for a wartime coalition government was needed, Churchil was chosen.
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering"
signs of greatness – shenja të madhështisë
entrance exam – provim pranimi
to capture – kap
daring escape – arratisje e guximshme
turbulent – i turbullt
the policy of appeasement – politika e paqëtimit
to speak out against –f las hapur kundër
to invade – pushtoj
wartime government – qeveria e kohës së luftës
toil – punë e mundimshme
ordeal – gjendje e vështirë/siklet
wartime – i kohës së luftës
warlike – luftarak
warfare – konflikt i armatosur/luftë
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