World War 2

Hi Year 6

We have looked at some of the famous (or infamous) people from World War 2. Could you please find some facts about one of the two leaders-Winston Churchill or Adolf Hitler-to help us with our biography writing over the next two weeks.


Mr Rigby & Mrs Cooper

4 thoughts on “World War 2

  1. LB

    Hello Mrs Cooper,
    Sorry it is a little bit late but here is what I have to say:
    Winston Churchill was born on 30 November 1874, in Blenheim Palace near Oxford; In 1914, World War I began, but in 1915 his plan for an attack on Turkey went badly wrong. Many British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers died. Churchill resigned. He went to fight in France as a soldier. Churchill kept busy. He wrote books and made speeches. He was still leader of the Conservatives, and they won the 1951 election. Churchill went back to 10 Downing Street as prime minister. He was 76.In 1953, Elizabeth II was crowned Queen. Churchill became Sir Winston Churchill. He was given the Nobel Prize for Literature, for his history books. Churchill died on 24 January 1965. Many world leaders came to his state funeral. Crowds lined the streets. Many famous British people are buried in Westminster Abbey or St Paul’s Cathedral. But Churchill’s grave is in a country churchyard near Oxford.

    Here are some facts about Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s first love was a Jewish girl lacking courage, he never spoke to her. “Adolf Schicklgruber” would have been Hitler’s name his father changed his last name in 1877. Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history. Hitler bombed his nephew’s house in Liverpool, so he joined the US NAVY to fight him. Hitler had a portrait of Henry Ford behind his desk regarding him as an “inspiration”. Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939.

    I hope you liked my facts about Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler, I will love listening to all of your replies.

    Thank you,

    1. c.cooper Post author

      Some very interesting facts Lucy, thank you. Particularly those about Adolf Hitler, I didn’t know he lead an anti-smoking campaign.

  2. LD

    Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough, a branch of the Spencer family. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns.At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of Asquith’s Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign caused his departure from government

    Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer (“leader”) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As effective dictator of Nazi Germany, Hitler was at the centre of World War II in Europe and the Holocaust.


    1. LB

      Hi Livvy,

      I thought they were very interesting facts about Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, a couple of them i didn’t know.



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