WW2 Newspaper clippings

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WW2 Newspaper clippings

By Jessica Hunter and Emily Chippendale

The BritishTimes

This came the time where his life took a turn for the worst. The Dardanelles campaign went horrid for the UK, and Churchill was blamed for everything. Both the public and officials turned against Churchill, and he moved out of office. For nearly two years, Churchill was out of office. During this time he learned how to paint and continued to release more books. He flew into a semi state of depression, not sure how to keep himself, a very active man, busy like he once was. In 1917, Churchill was asked to come back to office and given the placement of Minister of Munitions. In 1918, he was given the position of Secretary of State for War and Air, which is in charge of bringing our beloved soldiers back home to England. The 1920s was a rollercoaster for Churchill. He was made the Secretary of State for the colonies, but lost the position due to acute appendicitis. Out of office for two more years, he found himself leaning back towards the Conservative Party and its views. He changed back, and in 1924 he became the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He held this position for five years. Then, for the next ten years, he was out of government as the Labour Party won the elections. He continued to write during this time.In 1938, only a few years ago, Churchill was openly speaking out against Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his plan. In last September, when Germany invaded Poland, we the people saw that Churchill was correct in what he had been saying. He was then asked gto become the First Lord of Admiralty again. Now, a day after Chamberlain resigned, Mr. Winston Churchill is the new Prime Minister of this great country. I will say, our new Prime Minister does look like the future of a great and posperous England.

Winston Churchill. The Prime Minister of this Great Country. But do you really know about him? Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on the 30th of November in 1874 to an American Heiress and a member of the British Parliament. At age eight, he was sent to boarding school. He wasn’t the best student, and did get into quite a bit of trouble. At age twelve, Churchill was accepted into the prestigious Harrow School in London to study military tactics. After graduating Harrow, he was accepted into the Royal Military College in Sandhurst. He graduated near the top of his class and given a commission as a Cavalry Officer.Seven months after of basic training, Churchill left to Cuba (south to south-east of the United States) as a correspondent for London’s The Daily Geographic. This was the beginning of his extensive writing career. After Cuba, it was off to India as a writer for London’s The Daily Telegraph. From his experience, he wrote his first of his current 29 books.Then he went to Sudan, where he wrote for The Morning Post and his first volume of his second book in 1899.Churchill traveled to South Africa, currently in the Boer War. He was shot and captured for a month as a prisoner of war. Miraculously, Churchill managed to escape and make it safety. He turned these experiences into his fourth book. When he turned twenty-five, he returned to England as both a famous author and war hero. With his fame, he successfully became a member of the British Parliament, similar to his father. It didn’t take long for him to become known for being outspoken and full of energy. He gave speeches against high tariffs and wanted to use money to make changes for the poor. His views, did not match those of the Conservative Party, and he changed to the Liberal Party in 1904. In 1905, the Liberal Party won the national election and Churchill was asked to be the Under-Secretary of State in the Colonial Office. 1908, he was promoted to the Board of Trade, and then again 1910 was promoted to Home Secretary. In March of 1908, he met his wife, Clementine Hozier. The got engaged rather quickly and were married in the middle of September that same year. Then, in 1911, he was made First Lord of Admiralty, making him in charge of the British navy.During his time as First Lord of Admiralty, he prepared England for the war that was threatening to come. In 1914, the year of the first International War, he was praised for his work with the British navy. This came the time where his life took a turn for the worst. The Dardanelles campaign went horrid for the UK, and Churchill was blamed for everything. Both the public and officials turned against Churchill, and he moved out of office. For nearly two years, Churchill was out of office. During this time he learned how to paint and continued to release more books. He flew into a semi state of depression, not sure how to keep himself, a very active man, busy like he once was. In 1917, Churchill was asked to come back to office and given the placement of Minister of Munitions. In 1918, he was given the position of Secretary of State for War and Air, which is in charge of bringing our beloved soldiers back home to England. The 1920s was a rollercoaster for Churchill. He was made the Secretary of State for the colonies, but lost the position due to acute appendicitis. Out of office for two more years, he found himself leaning back towards the Conservative Party and its views. He changed back, and in 1924 he became the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He held this position for five years. Then, for the next ten years, he was out of government as the Labour Party won the elections. He continued to write during this time.In 1938, only a few years ago, Churchill was openly speaking out against Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his plan. In last September, when Germany invaded Poland, we the people saw that Churchill was correct in what he had been saying. He was then asked gto become the First Lord of Admiralty again. Now, a day after Chamberlain resigned, Mr. Winston Churchill is the new Prime Minister of this great country. I will say, our new Prime Minister does look like the future of a great and posperous England.

On the first of September, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. At 4:45 am, with more than 2000 tanks and over 1000 planes, Germany broke through Polish borders. At the same time, Germany bombed Polish airfields and German ships and U-Boats attacked the Polish navy in the Baltic Sea. Hitler claims this was a defensive action and will be used as a living space for his people. German ‘expansion’ began a year ago with the annexation of Austria. Hitler assumes that his Polish invasion will be likewise tolerated. However, there is talk that Great Britain and France intend to declare war on Germany for this act. The British Times will be sure to keep the British people updated on these events.

Winston Churchill~ A Biography (12-5-1940)

Germany Invades Poland! (3-9-1939)

http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/chrono/1931goes_to_e.shtmlhttp://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-invade-polandhttp://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005070http://history1900s.about.com/od/people/a/Churchill.htm

On 10 September, 1939, Canada declared war on Germany. Our (Britain’s) declaration of war didn’t automatically commit Canada as it has in the past. Canada is extremely supportive of Britain and France. Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King has promised that volunteers would be the only ones to serve overseas. However, Canada is greatly underprepared for this war with a regular army of 4500 men that possess very little modern equipment. They will likely fail in this war, but their help is greatly appreciated by the Allied powers. And who knows? Maybe Canada will be a strong asset to us. Only the future can tell.

Canada Declares War! (12-9-1939)


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