Q:

What was Winston Churchill's role in WWII?

A:

Quick Answer

The role of Winston Churchill in WWII was to lead Great Britain in their fight against the Germans. He was Prime Minister of Great Britain and was able to rally the people of Great Britain during the war.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Winston Churchill became Prime Minister on May 10, 1940, when the war had already begun. During his first speech to the House of Commons, he stated that he had nothing to offer except blood, toil and tears. His policy on fighting the Germans was to fight with everything that the country had. He rallied the troops in Great Britain as well as encouraging the country to stay strong and help the troops however possible. Churchill knew that the war would be difficult but he kept the spirits of the British people high and gave many famous speeches on the radio. Churchill stayed in London during the Blitz and spent time visiting areas that had been bombed. The British people loved the fact that even though he could have moved away from the area to stay safe, he chose to remain with the people who were suffering.

Churchill persuaded the U.S. President, Franklin Roosevelt, to lend war supplies, such as ammunition, guns and planes, to the Allied Forces.

Learn more about World War 2

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What were some weapons used in WWII?

    A:

    Some weapons that were used in WWII included small arms, such as the M1903 Springfield rifle and the Colt M1911 pistol that were used by the United States, and the Lee-Enfield rifle and the Sten gun that were used by Great Britain. Other weapons that were used during WWII included a variety of aircraft bombers, aircraft fighters and warships.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why did Winston Churchill oppose the Munich Pact?

    A:

    Winston Churchill opposed the Munich Pact because he viewed it as an appeasement to Hitler that would lead to a Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia and eventual chaos throughout Europe. He proclaimed that the Munich Pact was shameful, dishonorable and a "defeat without a war."

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who were the Big Three leaders who allied strategy in WWII?

    A:

    The Big Three responsible for developing an Allied strategy during World War II were Prime Minister of Great Britain Winston Churchill, President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt and Premeir of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin. The Big Three received the name after their first meeting at Tehran.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Who are the Bronze Star recipients of WWII?

    A:

    During WWII, the Bronze Star was a medal awarded specifically to ground troops engaged between Dec. 6, 1941, and Sept. 2, 1945, in recognition of heroic or meritorious achievement on the field of battle. The medal came into being after a recommendation made by General George C. Marshall to President Roosevelt in which Marshall argued that such a medal would boost morale amongst the ranks of long-suffering infantrymen.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore