Accession Number:

ADA547587

Title:

How Did Winston S. Churchill's Experience as a Prisoner of War during the Boer War Affect His Leadership Style and Career?

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-06-10

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

This thesis will examine how Winston S. Churchills experience in the Boer War affected his career and leadership style. Initial research revealed that Churchill planned to make some major life decisions in 1899, the year he participated in The Boer War. Fate and other variables, such as his financial independence and celebrity status, enabled rapid realization of his goal to attain political office in the British government. Research indicated that Churchills experience while a Boer prisoner of war POW, and his subsequent escape, proved to be an especially formative experience for him professionally. In addition, his POW experience taught him the Boer perspective of the conflict, which developed his leadership and personality. Secondary questions answered are as follows How did his experience as a POW affect him What did his experiences in Cuba, India, and Sudan teach him and What were Churchills motivations during his time in the British Army

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE