n one of the most stunning defeats in history Winston Churchill was forced to resign as Prime Minister of Great Britain on this day in 1945. After leading Great Britain through World War II, Churchill’s party lost the election to the Labour Party. Clement Attlee would become the new Prime Minister. The war with Japan was nearing its end. Churchill was at the Potsdam Conference when he found out the news. The reason for the defeat-Churchill had been a great wartime leader but now that the war was over the feeling was someone else needed to take over and lead during peacetime. I remember when I was younger and read that at the end of the war Winston Churchill was defeated, It was a WHAT moment. Anyway, Churchill may have been down but he would not be out. We would hear a lot more from him in his remaining years.