In the harsh summer of 1940 few nations were blessed as Britain was in difficult times. In new Prime Minister Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the country had a leader whose style, temperament and experience made him the ideal leader for times of war, the most suitable man to take charge of a country badly beaten, at a time when Luftwaffe's Reich Marshal Hermann Goring was preparing to attack Britain to force it to surrender.
Churchill loved the power and control and also a good fight. He was extremely energetic and competitive and always kept up with a variety of hobbies such as painting, polo, hunting and writing. As a boy at Harrow, he stubbornly refused to learn Latin and mathematics. Then he went to the Sandhurst military academy, served as an officer enthusiast in India and occupied a seat in parliament at the age of 26. In 1911 when he was just 37 years old Churchill became the top leader of the Royal Navy.
Churchill was also a shrewd opportunist who during his political career, who did not care to switch parties . Finally he was selfish and extravagant, lover of elegant clothes and bright hats, for whom the megalomania was the only way to protect his sanity.
In part as he liked to draw attention, as Prime Minister Churchill frequently and deliberately took personal risks. But people admired him for it, and admired his disdain toward the danger. Once when a German bomb fell near his car and was about to overturn it he managed to joke, "That should be my kilos which kept the car straight."
Quotes By WINSTON CHURCHILL