Here is an appreciation of Britian's wartime leader,♠ Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The author is well respected historian Max Hastings.
I don't believe Max Hastings is far short of the mark when he says:
It was a war that, without him, could not even have been fought. It was his inspiration that prevented Britain from joining the rest of Europe in surrendering to the might of Nazi Germany.Maybe it was the fact that his Mother was an American; from Brooklyn.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Winston became Prime Minister on 10 May 1940, replacing Neville Chamberlain, whose time in office was overcome by the defeat of the Allies in the Battle of France.