Winston Churchill is without doubt one of the greatest men of the 20th century. In addition to the amazing political career, he was awarded the Nobel prize for literature, and his paintings were shown at individual exhibitions in the best halls of Britain.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist in every difficulty sees opportunities,” often said the politician.
In honor of the birthday of Winston Churchill, we will tell you the most interesting facts.
In childhood he had pneumonia and had not good health. But the desire to achieve in life greater heights and tenacious sharp mind helped the boy to finish school with honors and become a school champion in fencing.
Churchill had a good memory. Despite the fact that he did not like to study, he remembered all that he had. One day he was struck by teachers and students, received the prize for the memory read 1200 lines from the book about Ancient Rome. He knew by heart almost all Shakespeare, and they happily corrected the teacher when he was wrong, quoting something from “hamlet” or “Othello”.
21 Churchill decides to test his strength and in 1895 joined the army. He probably felt like Indiana Jones, going into a dangerous military expedition to India and the Sudan. During the Anglo-Boer war of 1899-1902 was a war correspondent of the London morning post, was captured, where he made a daring escape. He wrote to his mother: “I seek the reputation of a brave man more than anything else in the world.”
Churchill was one of the first politicians who wore tattoos. His right shoulder was adorned with the image of an anchor. That is why Churchill did not like to be photographed with a naked torso. This fact of the biography of Churchill confirms English online Uknews and written by Anatoly Utkin’s biography of Churchill.
The Prime Minister smoked a day 10 cigars and despised cigarettes.
12 Feb 1946 Churchill first used the turnover of the “No comment”. He borrowed it from the Deputy Secretary of state in the Roosevelt administration Kyle wells. But just after these words were spoken by Churchill, they gained world fame.
The journalists ‘ questions about how he managed to live so long, Churchill smiled and replied: “I never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie”.
And lastly, a curious incident from the life of Winston. At the meeting of the Yalta conference, Eden wrote a note and handed it to Churchill. He read and burned paper and charcoal from his cigar. In response he handed the note, which was left in a dumpster. There was written “don’t worry. Old hawk will not fall out of nests.” Soviet decoders a very long time trying to find out what it meant politician. In the end, Khrushchev was asked about it himself. It turned out that that day, Winston has betrayed that his fly is down.
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