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Sir Winston Churchill, the embodiment of the British bulldog spirit, was a hero politician and army officer who led the UK to victory in World War 2. The wartime leader, who was Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955, played a vital role in defending liberal democracy from the spread of fascism adopted by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers. However, what many do not know, is Churchill was also fascinated by the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

In 1939, just after World War 2 broke out, the Nobel Prize winner put pen to paper to create an 11-page science document. 

It wasn’t until the Fifties that Churchill returned to the document, though, and the updated version was never published. 

Churchill passed away on January 24, 1965, and the papers were forgotten about until they reemerged in 2017 at the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, by director Timothy Riley.

He noted how one part questioned: “Are we alone in the Universe?”

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Category: Science