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By Samantha Heywood

Churchill examines the influential profession of Winston Churchill, British leading Minster in the course of the moment global warfare and from 1951–55. It discusses his early profession as Secretary of nation for battle and Air and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Churchill as Warlord, and Churchill in competition and the 1951 govt. The publication examines a wide selection of assets from modern newspaper bills to Churchill's letters to his spouse.

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First Sea Lords have to stand up to facts and take their decisions resolutely. Source D: extract from ‘The Gallipoli Memorial Lecture’, given by Robert O’Neill, 1990 By early November 1914 it was clear that the traditional Cabinet system was in difficulty in conducting a major war. Churchill’s order to bombard the Turkish forts at 28 WARMONGER, 1911–1915 the entrance to the Dardanelles was given without Cabinet discussion, yet it was a major act of policy which carried consequences rightly called .

But some dramatic change of personnel was necessary if Asquith was to keep his administration in power and maintain the political truce with the opposition. 10 And that head was Churchill’s. Here, after a meteoric, unconventional and controversial rise to power, was Churchill’s come-uppance. He had to pay the price not so much for a weakly planned and executed military campaign but for his willingness to manipulate facts to build his case 22 WARMONGER, 1911–1915 and his failure to build any support for his case among his military or civilian colleagues.

Should Churchill have been forced from office following the failure of the Dardanelles campaign? 2. What weaknesses in the system of wartime government did the Dardanelles campaign reveal? ANALYSIS (2): WHAT CAN A COMPARISON OF LLOYD GEORGE AND CHURCHILL REVEAL ABOUT THEIR POLITICAL CAREERS? ‘He grappled with the giant events and strove to compel them, undismayed by mistakes and their consequences. ’11 Churchill wrote this about Lloyd George’s leadership during the First World War, but it could have been equally applied to Churchill’s.

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