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Boris Johnson Presents to Sold Out Conference

Watch Boris Johnson’s ‘Churchill Factor’ Presentation at the 32nd International Churchill Conference in Oxfordshire

The Hon Boris Johnson MP and Mayor of London, was introduced to the speeches of Sir Winston Churchill from a very early age. He recalls his father reciting Churchill’s speeches and used this as inspiration to write his recent book on Sir Winston Churchill. He identified what made Churchill great as the ‘Churchill Factor’.

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Boris Johnson Presents to Annual Churchill Conference

Watch Boris Johnson’s ‘Churchill Factor’ Presentation at the 32nd International Churchill Conference

The Hon Boris Johnson MP and Mayor of London, was introduced to the speeches of Sir Winston Churchill from a very early age. He recalls his father reciting Churchill’s speeches and used this as inspiration to write his recent book on Sir Winston Churchill. He identified what made Churchill great as the ‘Churchill Factor’.

Churchill’s 1950 Newsreel Outtakes

Humorous behind the scenes footage of Churchill in January 1950 preparing a newsreel for the upcoming British General Election

In this election Churchill’s efforts came to naught as the Labour Party returned with a narrow majority of only six seats. But Labour had lost 78 seats while the Conservatives had gained 85 seats, thereby laying a foundation for another election in the near future, one Churchill privately predicted would come within the year. “One more heave before the year is out,” he wrote to a friend. But the heave was not to come until October, 1951.

City of London Honours Churchill

A statue of Churchill was unveiled on 27 June 1955

In 1955 the Lord Mayor of London unveiled a status of Sir Winston Churchill in the Guildhall in London. Rarely is a statue dedicated during the lifetime of a person being honoured. Some of the most iconic statues and busts of Churchill, including this one, were created by the prolific artist Oscar Nemon.

Winston Churchill Resigns as Prime Minister

Churchill resigns on the 4th of April 1955

Winston Churchill became Prime Minster for the first time during the Second World War and in 1950 he was asked by the King to form a government for the second time. In April in 1955 he resigned for the final time as Prime Minister.

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