- Churchill led from the front
He watched the air raids as the bombs fell on London, inspected the devastation, and visited the front line. With his cigar and V for Victory salute, he made himself a living symbol of resistance.
- Churchill believed in taking action
His motto was "Action This Day" and he inundated those around him with ideas. They were not all practical but he understood the necessity to take the offensive position.
- Churchill inspired people with his words
His speeches are still remembered and constantly quoted. His words rallied the British, defied the Nazis, and appealed to the United States for help.
- Churchill travelled across enemy-infested skies and seas
He knew he had to meet President Roosevelt and Premier Stalin face to face, even if it meant risking his personal safety.
- Churchill forged the "special relationship"
This was the term he coined for the close wartime alliance between Britain and the United States. The two countries served under a joint military command, and the "special relationship" is still valued and celebrated in both countries today.
He knew from early on that he would be a leader and used his understanding of the sweep of history. Where do you stand along these lines?
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