34051 Winston Churchill. In 1938 however under the terms of the Chamberlain-De Valera Anglo-Irish Trade Agreement the bases were returned to the Irish Free State. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD DL FRS Hon.
He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. His steadfast refusal to consider defeat surrender or a compromise peace helped inspire British resistance especially during the difficult early days of the War when Britain stood alone among European countries in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. A noted statesman and orator Churchill was also an officer in the British Army a historian a writer and an artist.