The Last Lion Remembered: Winston Churchill never once flinched in the face of the Third Reich.

Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British prime minister Winston Churchill died at age 90.

Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat veteran. He began his career serving the British military as a Victorian-era mounted lancer and ended it as custodian of Britain’s nuclear deterrent.

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  • pop

    I watched various College style hosts take the mickey out of Churchill. I thought about how quickly people forget.

  • Bibi is our Churchill

  • ed

    and to think in the 30s they called him a ” naziphobe”

  • Come back Winnie – Britain needs you badly.

  • Barrington Minge

    He had some stern words for the so called religion of peace as well….

    • AlanUK

      President Kennedy, in presenting Churchill with honorary American citizenship, said, “He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle.”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Churchill was a lunatic fanatic. Any sane Briton in 1940 would have concluded that the war was lost and surrendered to Nazi Germany. We need more such lunatic fanatics today.

    • Frau Katze

      The French had no Churchill and caved immediately.

  • Hard Little Machine

    And quite nearly on the day the Nazis surrendered the British people unceremoniously threw him out of office.

    • Frau Katze

      They were infatuated with the Socialists, who were promising tons of new goodies.

  • Doug Kursk

    I used to eat lunch every day for years near the Churchill statue that was placed to the west of Nathan Phillips square in TO. I can count on one hand the number of people who stopped and reflected upon it.

    Sad, but not as sad as his fellow country men who unceremoniously dumped him as PM after he had helped lead them to victory during the war.

  • simus1

    Churchill laid down the strong foundations that would ultimately defeat the nazis.
    Labour laid down the postwar foundations that would ultimately defeat Great Britain.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Churchill described his successor Clement Attlee as “a modest man with much to be modest about.”

      • Frau Katze

        He had a way with words.

    • Frau Katze

      Sadly true. They won the war but are losing their civilization.

  • Frau Katze

    I remember the high school I was attending 50 years ago. They held a special assembly when he died. I can still remember it.

    You wouldn’t see that today,