Winston Churchill is one of the most famous and outstanding public figures of the 20th century. He was a writer, politician and orator, but also a very lucky man.
During World War II, Winston Churchill invited three ministers to dinner at Downing Street. When the air raid began, they did not interrupt their supper, but Churchill, driven by foreboding, suddenly got up from the table and went to the kitchen. There, two employees worked near a high window.
"Put food on a heated tray in the dining room, " Churchill ordered, and told everyone in the kitchen to go down to the shelter. Then he returned to his guests. Three minutes later, a bomb hit the back of the house and the kitchen was completely destroyed.
Winston Churchill was distinguished throughout his life by a heightened intuition, and he tried to follow it whenever possible.
In 1941, during air raids, Churchill regularly visited air defense positions. Once, after observing the work of the gunners for some time, he went back to his car. The door closest to him was open, he always got into the car from this side. This time, for some unknown reason, he ignored the door, went around the car, opened the door on the other side himself and got into the car. A few minutes later, as the car raced at full speed through the darkened London streets, a bomb exploded very close by. The blast wave threw the prime minister's car with such force that it almost overturned exactly on the side where he usually sat. When his wife asked why he did not sit down in his usual place, Churchill replied:
“Something in me said 'stop' before I reached the door that was open for me. Then I felt that someone was ordering me to open the door on the other side and get into the car there - so I did. "
Churchill's biographers note that the British Prime Minister has always listened to his "inner voice" (intuition), confident that he could rely on him. Likewise, many statesmen admitted that in some important matters they were guided by their intuition or trusted the supersensible powers of others.
Churchill once said: "I never stood when I could sit, I never sat when I could lie." He was such an extraordinary nature that when he died, his funeral ceremony took place according to a script previously written by Churchill himself.