Most people know of Winston Churchill through reading of history books as the leader (Prime Minister) of Britain during WW2 times. While of course this is true, the history books don’t go in depth enough on how great of a man he was.
Churchill didn’t do anything physically impressive like be a fantastic warrior or anything of that nature; his skills were more of being a great leader.
If Britain ever needed a great Prime Minister it was World War 2. Replace Churchill for a sub-par leader and there could have been a different outcome in that war.
What Did Winston Churchill Do That Was So Great?
This is one of those questions that make it so hard to describe the importance of this man because unlike most great men of history there wasn’t any special feat or battle that really brings into light of who he was as a man.
The thing that most people say that was so special about him was his speeches and ability to boost the morale of not only the country but the troops fighting in the war.
In my opinion morale is the single most important factor when it comes to fighting.
The British soldiers knowing they had a leader like Churchill back at home fighting for them, surely helped keep a strong willed mindset that would have otherwise possibly been broken if it was another leader. This was one of the major downfalls of Hitler (As A Leader) is that while he did have a lot of loyal followers he also had many that followed through fear or other reasons that were not related to overall loyalty to their leader.
Famous Winston Churchill Quotes
To say he had a way with words is an understatement. Just imagine from the few quotes I give you below of listening to him give an entire speech of phrases such as these and tell me you would not be inspired or overall have a more positive outlook than before hearing it.
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen”
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
This last quote below is my favorite and has been ever since I seen it for the first time.
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
The last quote really drives homes for what a lot of men struggle with in today’s time and that being tip toeing around trying not to make anyone angry even if you completely disagree with what they’re doing/saying.
What Would Winston Churchill Think Of The Brexit Vote?
With the recent Brexit voting of Britain deciding to leave the EU I figured this would make for a perfect topic on this.
I think W.C would applaud it’s citizens for realizing how bad the EU policies had become for it’s country and would be very proud of its citizens doing something to protect the country he fought so hard for.
On the other hand I think he would be literally face palming to see how bad the immigration issue had gotten there and be trying to actually figure out who/why it was allowed to get the way it had become.
What Is The Best Winston Churchill Book?
This is without a doubt The Last Lion books and yes I said books because it is a series. These cover Winston Churchill in so many ways from childhood era to when he was right in the heat of things during WW2, they cover so many aspects of his life.
If you’re not a fan out reading then no worries, they have this on audio as well.
I highly recommended these and really think you would enjoy it if you’re are genuinely interested in learning about Winston Churchill.
Final Thoughts On The British Bulldog aka Winston Churchill
Some men are blessed with being talented in the physical aspects of battle, some have the intelligence to create the tools needed to give the advantage in a fight but the far most important is having a leader to inspire and guide the people who look up to him, that is where Winston Churchill truly excelled.
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