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As a young man, Churchill spent 19 months in India with the 4th Hussars, arriving October 1896. He was stationed in Bangalore, where he led a leisurely life, including large amounts of polo playing.

In 1931, Churchill campaigned hard against Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin’s moves to grant India (then a British colony) limited autonomy. In doing so, Churchill revealed his instinctive conservatism and did damage to his own political career that would last several more years.

Churchill's World

To find out about Churchill's worldwide influence, click on the locations on the map at the right.

Westminster Westminster Harrow Harrow Blenheim Palace Blenheim Palace Sandhurst Military Academy Sandhurst Military Academy Chartwell Manor Chartwell Manor Zurich Zurich Dresden Dresden Flanders Flanders Normandy Normandy Dunkirk Dunkirk Dardanelles Straits, Turkey Dardanelles Straits, Turkey Washington DC Washington DC New york New york Fulton, Missouri Fulton, Missouri Bermuda Bermuda Omdurman, Sudan Omdurman, Sudan Yalta, Crimea Yalta, Crimea Tehran, Persia Tehran, Persia India India