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CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer.

[Photographic Portrait].

Stock Code
98712
1918
£8,500

Photograph taken by Elliot & Fry of Winston Churchill in uniform signed and dated.

Winston Churchill had a varied career during the First World War. At the outbreak of war in 1914, he was serving as First Lord of the Admiralty. In 1915 he helped orchestrate the disastrous Dardanelles naval campaign and was also involved in the planning of the military landings on Gallipoli, both of which saw large losses. Following the failure of these campaigns, Churchill was demoted and resigned from government. He became an officer in the Army and served on the Western Front until early 1916.

In 1917, under Prime Minister David Lloyd George's coalition government, Churchill was appointed Minister of Munitions, a position he held until January 1919.

The firm of Elliott & Fry was founded in 1863 by Joseph John Elliott (1835-1903) and Clarence Edmund Fry (1840-1897), who opened their first premises at 55 Baker Street where they

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Description

Depicting Churchill in uniform (4th Queen's Own Hussars), head and shoulders, vintage silverprint, signed on mount 'Winston S. Churchill 14 June 1918', 280 x 320mm (11 by 12½ inches), framed and glazed 480 x 410mm (19 by 16¼ inches), evenly age toned, otherwise very good.

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