Click on the links to visit the recommended websites.
Websites to visit
An online guide to Churchill's life and achievements, with facts, photos, a quiz and a game about his life during the Second World War.
Listen to some of Churchill's wartime speeches and explore a timeline of his life. (To hear excerpts of speeches, scroll down to "WWII Begins" and click on the sound icons.)
Churchill's famous Second World War speeches. (Click on the link to listen to "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" or for more about his speeches, click on "Churchill's Famous Speeches".)
Read some famous Churchill quotations. (For wartime quotes, click on "Period" at the top right.)
See photos of Churchill. (For more photos, click on topics under "Churchill Themes" on the right of the screen.)
Watch a video clip about air raids in London during the Blitz and find out about Churchill's underground War Rooms. (For the War Rooms segment, go to 4 minutes 10 seconds in the clip.)
Watch animated movies about the Second World War.
Take a virtual tour of Blenheim Castle where Churchill was born. (For a tour of an exhibition about Churchill, click on "View" in the Churchill Tour box.)
Examine original items from Churchill's life, including a school report and a letter to his mother. (Scroll down to see the items. Click on other links in the "Sections" menu to see items from other periods of Churchill's life.)
Photos of Churchill's house and gardens, Chartwell.
A clickable map of some of the major events in Churchill's life. (For an interactive timeline of his life, click on "Churchill's Lifetime".)
See amateur footage of Winston Churchill's funeral procession in 1965. (NB There is no sound with this clip.)
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- Never give out personal information, such as your name, address, school or telephone number.
- If a website asks you to type in your name or email address, check with an adult first.
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About this book
Young Reading Series 3 - Famous lives
- Thoughtful introduction to the remarkable life of Winston Churchill for young readers.
- Lively narrative text, colourful illustrations and photographs bring the subject alive.
- Includes essential facts and insightful details to help the reader understand the famous person and their times.
- Internet links to recommended websites to find out more about Churchill's life and times.
- Part of Young Reading Series 3 for fully confident readers.
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