- Churchill saw active military service
Between 1895 and 1900, Churchill served as a soldier in Cuba, on the Afghan border, in the Sudan, and South Africa. Later, he commanded troops on the Western Front during the First World War.
- Churchill took flying lessons
Churchill learned to fly in 1913, when aviation was in its infancy and flying was an extremely dangerous thing to do. He helped to develop the Royal Naval Air Service, a precursor to the Royal Air Force.
- Churchill was a young man in a hurry
Churchill became an MP (a member of the British Parliament) when he was just twenty-five in 1900, and was a member of the Cabinet (a Secretary of State) by the age of thirty-three.
- Churchill was never afraid of political controversy
He changed his political allegiance - twice! He went from the Conservative party to the Liberal party and back to the Conservative party, remarking that anyone could rat, but that it took a certain ingenuity to re-rat.
- Churchill was a man of many accomplishments
During his lifetime Churchill wrote some 40 books in sixty volumes, and produced over 500 paintings.
He was energetic, bold, brave and initiated new adventures. How would you rate yourself against these characteristics and could you do more?
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