1. Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
He was British prime minister from 1940-1945 and again in 1951 and 1955, a remarkable orator and an iron-willed man, Winston Churchill is best-known for his undying dedication to seeing Britain through the War.
He served as head of the British navy until he was demoted in 1915 due to the British failure at the Dardanelles. Not long after, Churchill resigned his post in the navy and went to commence in battle on the Western front as a battalion commander.