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"churchill-winston"

Churchill, Winston

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman, army officer and writer, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. During his time as Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to an allied victory in the Second World War.