This post was most recently updated on October 21st, 2018
After The War
As the war ended, it was a mystery to Churchill why the war-weary British did not return him to power in the first post-war election.
He was heard to remark on that occasion that ‘if this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised’.
There were consolations, however, including a return to the premiership (1950–55) and the 1953 Nobel Prize for Literature, ostensibly for his historical writings though arguably more in gratitude for his leadership of the free world during and after the war years.