Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill loses his job because of the failure of the Gallipoli campaign.

Winston Churchill was an important supporter of the plan to attack the Dardanelles. He thought the Royal Navy would be able to successfully attack the Turkish defenders and take control of the waterway.

The plan failed and Winston Churchill was removed from his job as head of the Navy in May 1915 by the Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. In November he lost his place in the government altogether because of the failure of the land battle at Gallipoli.

Churchill decided to join the Army and go to the Western Front. He was popular among the soldiers there and got the chance to experience the war for himself.

This series of events was an important lesson for Winston Churchill and had a big impact on his personality and future life.

Winston Churchill in army uniform after he was dismissed from the government.