Churchill's new-found fame allowed him to further his political ambitions. In part, the angry response is connected to the fact that Churchill the war leader — always a high-profile figure in Britain — has recently been back in the public eye. He reiterated his point on ITV this morning.
He was also the man who authorised the area bombing of German cities culminating in the controversial attack on Dresden in February in which tens of thousands of German civilians were killed.
Churchill arrived in Durban a hero. This had a profound impact on Churchill: it convinced him of the need to make his mark early in life.
Opinion Friday, 15th February Winston Churchill: hero or villain? At 13 he scraped into the lowest class at Harrow.
Richard Dimbleby on Churchill's daring escape from imprisonment. Enter Churchill, played by Gary Oldman, to rally the troops, a job which even sees him — in a rather preposterous scene — talking with the common folk on the London tube.
Churchill delivered his first speech in Parliament in He has his fans. But some feel his famous speeches during that time overshadow lesser aspects of his character.