The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

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ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, SEPT. 26--FILE--British Prime Minister Winston Churchill responds with the "V" for victory sign he made a trademark during World War II as spectators cheer his arrival at National Airport in Washington, D.C., June 25, 1954. Churchill's defiant words and determination during World War II helped his country through long years of sacrifice. (AP Photo)

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British politician, army officer, and writer. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, when he led Britain to victory in the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. He was a British prime minister from 1940-1945 and again between 1951 and 1955. Churchill is best remembered for successfully leading Britain through World War Two. He was famous for his inspiring speeches, and for his refusal to give in, even when things were going badly. In 1940, he was appointed his nation’s Prime Minister at its darkest hours and became the leader of the fight against Germany. Churchill’s political fortunes changed because of his unstinting opposition to Germany and the realization by Parliament that his leadership was what Britain needed in its most desperate hour. Churchill was a decent and honourable man, as well as a charming one, and it was these qualities, not just his famous defiance, that made him prime minister.