Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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June 18

ON THIS DAY

On this day in 1940 Winston Churchill delivered one of his most famous speeches to the House of Commons, urging perseverance during the Battle of Britain. "Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'"

SUPERB WARTIME PORTRAIT OF CHURCHILL BY STONEMAN
CHURCHILL (Sir Winston Spencer, 1874-1965, Prime Minister)
Superb portrait photo by Walter Stoneman, signed and dated on the mount, showing him half length seated, looking directly into the camera with his hand resting on some papers, 5” x 4½” in mount 7½” x 5”, no place, 1944
33724

HARE (Robertson, 1891-1979, Comedian)
Signature and ‘All good wishes’ on a Battle of Britain Souvenir Card, published by the Royal Air Force Association with their badge, 1 side 5½” x 3½”, Wimborne, Dorset, 1949
55929


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