Churchill: Walking with Destiny: 3 of 8: | Kindle eBook. by Andrew Roberts

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Photo:English: "Winston Churchill smiles at the camera". Library of Congress description: "British First Lord of Admiralty, Winston Churchill, is shown dressed in a top hat and a fur trimmed coat. Carrying a walking stick, he grins in the direction of the viewer where, according to the caption, a photographer stands. Churchill is accompanied by a man with a mustache, possibly an aide, dressed in tophat and coat, who also smiles in the direction of the viewer." 1 drawing: India ink over pencil, with gray wash on drawing board, 17.7 x 15.3 cm. (sheet). Exhibited in "Churchill and the Great Republic", Library of Congress, 2004.

Date circa 1912


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Churchill: Walking with Destiny: 3 of 8: | Kindle eBook. by Andrew Roberts

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