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Churchill wins election

imag: ChurchillOn 26 October 1951, Sir Winston Churchill won the general election to become Prime Minister of Great Britain for the second time.

The first time Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister was for most of World War II.

Why is Sir Winston Churchill famous?

People remember Churchill as a war leader. He was famous for his speeches, and for his refusal to give in, even when things were going badly.

About Sir Winston Churchill

Churchill was born on 30 November 1874, in Blenheim Palace near Oxford. He lived through two world wars.

During his life time he saw the first cars, the first planes, and the first astronauts in space. He was at the crowning of Elizabeth II as Queen in 1953.

Winston Churchill died in 1965.

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