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WORLD WAR II Original PRESS PHOTOGRAPH of Winston Churchill

"Mr. Churchill's Return Visit to Egypt: The Prime Minister in Cairo and the Western Desert"


Date: 1942
Published: Wide World Photos [New York]
Size (Details): (5 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches black & white gelatin print)

Category: Photographs of Winston Churchill
From: Churchill at Chartwell
Item Number: 17838

Description: The undated, typed paper War Office caption reads:
"On his return from visiting M. Stalin in Moscow, Mr. Churchill made another stay in Egypt, where he visited 8th Army forward areas and held discussions in Cairo of vital military importance covering the whole field of operation from India to Malta. General Montgomery, new G.O.C. Eight Army, donned an Australian hat in the western desert, stating that as he had spent several years in Australia, he felt entitled to wear it. Photo shows: the Prime Minister walking along a desert road in the forward areas with General Montgomery and General Sir Alan Brooke G.I.G.S. following behind."

The photograph is in very good condition, with some faint wrinkling, and multiple stamps on the verso, the primary stamp stating: "War Office, Crown Copyright."

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