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World War II Leaders

World War II Leaders

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Author: Kelly Woodmansee
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10.8.4 Describe the political, diplomatic, and military leaders during the war (e.g., WinstonChurchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Emperor Hirohito, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower).

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Tutorial

Churchill from the War Rooms

A fantastic overview of Churchill's importance to WW2 and audio Recording of his famous speech "We shall fight on the beaches..."

Source: Churchill War Rooms Museum

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill:

British Statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and 1951-1955. He was the leader that held the line against Nazi Germany until the Allies could gather to end the war.

To understand Churchill's importance to world history it is essential measure both is actual contribution, his policies and decisions, as well as his moral contribution, his inspirational speeches, to the war effort.

View this source to view Churchill's biography and gain access to several informative videos and recordings of Churchill's speeches.

Many of Churchill speeches have been preserved online and include his own notes and annotations. They can be viewed here.


After reviewing the content on this tutorial consider what Winston Churchill's greatest contribution to WW2 actually was and submit your analysis in class.

Source: History Channel and Churchill Archive