Wartime Photograph of Prime Minister Churchill, Normandy, France , June 15,1944, nine days after the Allied invasion of France. WINSTON CHURCHILL.
Wartime Photograph of Prime Minister Churchill, Normandy, France , June 15,1944, nine days after the Allied invasion of France.
WINSTON CHURCHILL

Churchill (1874-1965) British statesman known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted orator, historian, writer and artist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.

Wartime Photograph of Prime Minister Churchill, Normandy, France , June 15,1944, nine days after the Allied invasion of France.

In this official British press photograph, measuring 7 x 9 inches, Churchill in dark clothing stands between Field Marshal Alan Brooke and General Bernard Law Montgomery at Montgomery's headquarters in France. South Africa's Prime Minister Jan Smuts stands last on the other side of Montgomery. The news service stamp on verso is Acme NewsPictures with the usual warnings of republication without crediting the news service. The image is in very good condition with one small break in the top border at the center not affecting the image. The attached press caption on aged and brittle paper has deteriorated into several readable pieces. "Talked out of accompanying the first wave of invaders to the shores of France, Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited the Allied beachhead in Normandy as soon as he possibly could." Credit for the photograph goes to "British Official Photo from Acme" with the date "6/15/44" above the words "official photo."

Item #4781

Price: $425.00

See all items in History & Politics, Nobel Prize