Description of Figure/Doll

Ceramic doll of Sir Winston Churchill. He is wearing a velvet cloak and hat, along with a felt suit with gold trim. He is holding his at, which has a white feather. His emblem says “Honi scit qui mal y pense.” which means: “Shamed be he who thinks ill of it.”  Tag: “Collectors Costume Dolls by Peggy Nisbet.  Made in England. A Peggy Nisbet Model P/615 Sir Winston Churchill In Robes of the Order of the Garter 1874-1965.” For more about the culture and education of Sir Winston Churchill, read the story.

England: United Kingdom

Location: Europe

Capital: London

Main language: English

Currency: British Pound

Figure/Doll

Construction: ceramic, velvet

Height in Centimeters: 20

Height in Inches: 8

The Story of Sir Winston Churchill: Britain's Bulldog, Coach and Leader

Reading Level: 5.10

My name is Winston Churchill. I was born in 1874. My parents were Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill. My mother was an American, and my father was an Englishman. I was born in a palace in England , which sounds really neat. However, my parents were so busy that I saw very little of them. As a child, I was quite lonely.

Although I was sent to the best schools, I was not a very good student. It just didn’t seem important to me. I got into a lot of trouble in school. Perhaps I was trying to get my parents’ attention.

When I was 19 years old, I applied to the British Royal Military Academy. I had a hard time passing the entrance exam (it took three tries). After I entered the academy, I found that I really liked studying about war and strategies. 

When I graduated, I volunteered for some dangerous missions. Wars were very different way back then. We rode horses. We didn’t have airplanes or tanks.

When I was not fighting, I wrote articles about the wars. Writing was fun, and I was good at it.  So I left the military and became a war reporter. That way I could make more money.

In 1899, I traveled to Africa to write about the Boer War. While there, I was captured by enemy soldiers and put in prison. However, I managed to escape and make my way back to England. That experience gave me even more to write about.  I soon became one of the best war correspondents in England. Shortly after that I was elected to serve in Parliament (congress).
 
Many years passed. By 1941, I was 65 years old. Hitler ruled Nazi Germany and built a very strong army. He quickly took control of Poland and Norway. Then he invaded France and other countries in Europe.  I was very vocal about the need to fight the Nazis. Many called me a bulldog because I was determined that we should stop Hitler. Finally, the people of England listened, and I was elected Prime Minister.

This was World War II. Many people in Britain thought that Germany would soon invade England. After all, how could a small island like England defend itself? 

My job at this point was to serve as a coach for England. Even though we were being bombed every night, I would not give up. I gave a speech saying: “We shall defend our Island whatever the cost may be.  We shall fight on the landing ground, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills and we shall never surrender.” 

We fought for four long, hard years. We fought with tanks, ships and airplanes. A lot of brave men and women died. However, in the end, it was Germany that surrendered.
 
I received many honors after the war. The Queen of England knighted me “Sir” Winston Churchill.  I won a Nobel Prize, and I was named “Man of the Year.”  These awards were nice, but I am most proud of being called Britain’s bulldog, coach, and leader during World War II.


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