Winston Churchill died 50 years ago, on 24 January 1965. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

But how much do people know about Churchill today? By his statue in Parliament Square, IBTimes UK spoke to members of the public to find out their views on a man widely regarded as one of the greatest Britons of all time.

Churchill is best known for his leadership during the Second World War and his stubborn resistance to the Nazi juggernaut.

As one of Britain's most influential orators, his speeches rallied a nation during one of history's darkest times. Away from politics, however, Churchill was a keen painter, writer and historian.