Winston Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 in Blenheim Palace near Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. Churchill was born into a British aristocrat family. His father Lord Randolph Churchill was the son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough and his mother, Jennie Jerome, was the daughter of an American business industrialist. In 1908, Churchill married Clementine Hozier. Clementine was the granddaughter of the 10th Earl of Airlie. Together they had five children: Diana, Randolph, Sarah, Marigold and Mary. At age 15 he entered the Army Class at Harrow. Churchill later attended the Royal Military Academy and at age of 20, he joined the British army. In 1899 however, Churchill left the army and opted for a career in the British Parliament. In the Parliament, Churchill held many high positions in Liberal and Conservative governments during his first thirty years of involvement.
Winston Churchill was appointed prime minister of Britain on May the 10th, 1940, a time of great trial. His role in WW2 was that he would not co-operate or stay neutral in terms of the existence of Nazi Germany, and was strongly opposed to Hitler and Nazi Germany. Britain declared war on Germany when they invaded Poland, for Britain had promised Poland they would come to their aid should Poland be invaded.
The Soviet Union invaded Poland at the same time as part of a partition of Poland deal with Nazi Germany, but Britain did not declare war on the Soviet Union, for Churchill held out the hope that the USSR would become Britain's powerful ally in Europe against Nazi Germany eventually when it saw the ever increasing expansion of Hitler's empire become a threat. Indeed, Britain sent warnings from intelligence to Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union about the impending invasion of the USSR by Nazi Germany, but Stalin dismissed this as a ploy from Churchill to drag the Soviet Union into a war with Nazi Germany for Britain's benefit, and thus the warning went unheeded.
As it turned out, the invasion...