Churchill was THE man that the UK needed in 1940. There were no other men with his leadership
capabilities. Lord Halifax was an appeaser IMHO he shouldn't have recived anything but a thank you for services rendered . But was sent to the USA as Ambassador to the USA . Mr. Churchill stood by the British people and urged them forward to Victory. He made tours of bombed out parts of London, and elsewhere as did H.M. King George VI , something the nazi leadership did not do. Our citizens morale
was thus raised.
Now was that an act of a hero ? I think so , there were people who had a hate on for Churchill.And
it might have been expected to find that in a people that have just been bombed out. And even if he
had been booed , and he might have been for all I know , he would have taken that in stride.
As to the esteem he was held in I remember seeing a lady who in the election of 1945 was in a
quandry she had voted labor but still wanted Churchill as PM . And a second tip of the hat to him was made in the end of the 2nd Lord of the Rings movie when they paraphrased his Battle of France is over the battle for Britain is about to begin .Substiutute Helm,s Deep for France and Middle earth for Britain . get the point .