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Winston Churchill

A career conservative politician, Winston Churchill served as prime minister of Great Britain from 1940 to 1945 and from 1950 to 1955. Churchill is best remembered for his leadership of the British people during World War II, particularly during the Luftwaffe Blitz of British cities and the period when the nation stood alone against the Nazis. Churchill’s stirring oratory provided inspiration to millions. On several occasions, Churchill, through force of personality, was able to resurrect his political career.

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Manned Submarines: Italy’s Daredevil Torpedo Riders

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Profiles: Louis Antoine de Bougainville

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An Occurrence at Wrightsville Bridge

An Occurrence at Wrightsville Bridge

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Bringing Them Home: Operation Magic Carpet

Bringing Them Home: Operation Magic Carpet

Operation Magic Carpet brought Allied fighting men and women home from the battlefields of Europe and Asia.

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