What was Winston Churchill's IQ
Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a world statesman
He suffered a severe stroke on January 15, 1965. In front of the house at 28 Hyde Park Gate, his London city apartment, dozens of reporters gathered, expecting death every hour. But the 90-year-old resisted the last hour for a long time: the body resisted for nine days, until January 24th - the same day the father had also died, in 1895. Sir Randolph Churchill and his son, whom he disdained, shared the January day of their death .
Great Britain received the news of Winston Churchill's demise with historically conscious shock - his death marked a turning point, a final farewell to England's imperial greatness. At the same time, respect for the man of the "greatest hour" in England, 1940, rose immeasurably. As a hero he was given his last honor on January 30th, in the presence of the queen.
It was a state funeral the likes of which no "Commmoner", no non-member of the royal family had seen since the funeral of Prime Minister William Gladstone in 1898; only Lady Thatcher received a similar award in 2013.
No hero worship
On the anniversary of Churchill's memory, 30 British and international organizations have come together under the direction of historian David Cannadine for "Churchill 2015" to honor the legacy of the greatest statesman England has produced in the 20th century to recover. Memory, learning, legacy - this is the troika of terms for this marathon of celebrations. Anyone interested can familiarize themselves with it at www.churchillcentral.com. On radio and television, Churchill will be at the forefront of programming for the coming week.
Too much? Does the island want to step back into the Bethesda Pool of Nostalgia for solace in the current uncertainty? Sir Winston as therapy against the descent into mediocrity, which threatens to seize the British political present? Professor Cannadine, who teaches at Princeton, fends off the conversation almost imploringly.
“We have nothing to do with hero worship,” he affirmed, “this is about light and shadow, including the many controversies that connect with Churchill's life like a signature tune.” This is the actual learning process that Canadine in young people Years and which he would like to convey to British society today.
What would Churchill be without Hitler?
Indeed, too little is known about the controversial man Churchill was before 1939. The picture from 1940, which is rightly transfigured, superimposes the complexity of a character whose fascination only becomes apparent when one looks at the folds of the personality as a whole. It was considered a failure until 1939.
Had it not been for Adolf Hitler, the world outside England would hardly have noticed him. A political and rhetorical elementary force, to be sure, with a wealth of talent in the background - writers, painters, builders and landscapers in Chartwell, his home in Kent. In addition, a man of great wit, great repartee, an outstanding figure in the annals of the House of Commons.
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