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Let us never brace ourselves to our duties so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its commonwealth last for a thousand years men will still say This was our finest hour Those were the words of Britains greatest 20th-century statesman Sir Winston Churchill Churchill was born on November 30th 1874 as the oldest child of Lord Randolph Churchill He is most known as the prime minister of Britain during World War II and for bringing Britain from the brink of being defeated Churchill attended a school by the name of Harrow in 1888 His father placed him in the school because Winston was doing very badly in speech and arithmetic and showed no evidence that he cared about his future Then in 1892 he went to Sandhurst Military Academy Here Winston learned about how his father Randolph Churchill was a politician in the House of Commons Winston wanted to be so much like his father and join him in the house but obviously couldnt Winston became a soldier and served in the army as a second lieutenant He loved it at Sandhurst because he was able to learn about fighting and war something that interested him more than arithmetic He graduated in the top 150 members of his class which made him Lieutenant Churchill After graduating he was commissioned in the Forth Hussars in February 1985 He served as a war correspondent after he was transferred While the Boer War was in full effect Winston was captured as a prisoner He managed to escape and became a national hero back in Britain Some months later Winston decided to run for office as a member in the House of Commons He joined the election on the conservative side In the election Winston remained in second place behind Sir Alfred Emmot who was a liberal However the votes shifted and Winston found himself the victor of the election He now took on the role of
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