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Why did Churchill become PM?
Critic of appeasement 'peace with dishonour', wartime experience eg 1st Lord of the admirality, Knowledge of fighting-served in India 1896
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What did Churchill take Credit for?
Rescuing 300 allied prisoners from the Altmark in Feb 1940 and sinking the German Battleship Admiral Graf Spee
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what were 3 reasons why Churchill wasn't PM?
Military misjudgement, uneasy relations with own party and opposition, other senior ministers such as Lord Hallifax had respect
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When was France invaded?
Summer 1940
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When was the Evacuation of Dunkirk?
May 1940
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what was Churchill's personality like?
rude, demanding, imaptient and hard working
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What were two of Churchill's speeches?
'blood,toil, tears and sweat' 'Never surrender'
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What did churchill promise to never do?
Negotiate with Hitler
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When did Churchill never make speeches?
14th July to 11 September 1940
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What else did Churchill become when he became PM?
Minister of Defence
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What did Churchill fear due to the Invasion of France?
lead to boodshed and trench warfare, persuaded Roosevelt of 'soft underbelly' til failed in 1943
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What did Churchill want to avoid?
handing over responsibilty for war to military experts
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Who did Churchill blame after British victories were reversed by Rommel
his generals
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Who was Auchinleck replaced with in El Alamein in Oct 1942?
Auchinleck in Africa with Montgomery
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How was Wavell seen to Churchill?
too cautious in North Africa in 1941
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Who were Churchill's two Chief of Staffs?
Dill and Brooke
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Why was Dill hated?
Churchill critizied his timidity (dilly dally)
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How was brooke seen?
Churchill and Brooke argued "admired and despised"
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When was Dresden bombed?
Feb 1945
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Where else was bombed?
Berlin and Hamburg
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When was their a western front?
June 1944
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Who did Churchill want to be Supreme Allied comander of Operation Overlord?
Sir Alan Brooke
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Who led bomber command?
Sir Arthur Harris
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What did he believe in?
Total war'
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What was this policy?
targeting civilian and military targets to affect morale
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What report was made in 1942?
The Beveridge report
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What did Churchill call Beveridge?
A windbag
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What did Churchill show little interest in?
Post Domestic planning and delegated reconstruction plants to a commitee
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What act towards education was made?
Butler Education Act 1944
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what did this ensure?
Women and Men did not get equal pay
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What act did allow compulsory purchase and rebuilding of bomb sites?
1944 Town and Country planning act
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Who was Deputy PM?
Attlee
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What was the name of the campaign?
let us face the future
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When was the Conservative party losing By elections?
1942
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What policy wasn't fulfilled in 1918?
Home fit for heroes
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What did Churchill's 1945 campaign focused on?
War record
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How far had Churchill travelled by 1945?
110,000 miles
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What did churchill compare Labour to?
Gestapo
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