September 3, 1939

The period of Churchill’s exile, during the ’wilderness years’ ended when it became clear that he was correct about German rearmament and Hitler’s plans for expansion. The Germans invaded Poland in September 1939. On the day that the British declared war, Churchill was brought back into government. This would be the second time of his appointment to the office of First Lord of the Admiralty.

Upon hearing the news, the Royal Navy’s Board of the Admiralty sent out a signal to the fleet, ‘Winston is back!’
This would be the beginning of the next chapter in Churchill’s life; one where he would finally have the opportunity to fulfill a destiny he’d dreamed of since he was a young boy.

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