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3. Life in the Military and Literary Beginnings

Shortly after finishing school, Churchill’s father died in 1895. Shortly after, Churchill began serving as a second lieutenant in the 4th Queen’s Own Hussars regiment. He desired military action and attempted to use his mother’s influence to gain a post near a war zone. Later that year, he traveled to Cuba to observe its war of independence. In 1896, the Hussars arrived in India. Churchill began working as a journalist and would go on to detail his experiences in India 18 months later in his first book. He also began a project of self-education after believing himself poorly educated. He returned to England in 1899 after many military and journalistic endeavors with five published works.

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