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An original Second World War U.S. Army photograph of a remarkable 12 May 1944 convocation of British civilian leadership, including the Prime Ministers of Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Rhodesia, and South Africa, along with U.S. Supreme Allied Expeditionary Force Commander General Eisenhower, on tour of British military preparations less than a month before D-Day, the largest amphibious assault in history
England: U.S. Army Photograph, 1944. Photograph. This original U.S. Army Second World War photograph captures a remarkable convocation of British civilian leadership, along with the U.S. Supreme Allied Expeditionary Force Commander, at a train station during a British military inspection tour on 12 May 1944, less than a month before D-Day. Captured, from left to right, are Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser, General Dwight Eisenhower, Rhodesian Prime Minister Godfrey Huggins, and South African Prime Minister General Jan Smuts. The gelatin silver print on heavy glossy photo paper measures 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm). Condition is very good, the image clean and crisp, marred only by an unobtrusive crease and minor scuffing across the jawlines of Smuts and Huggins. The photograph is archivally framed in black, beveled-edge walnut measuring 15.25 x 13.25 inches (38.7 x 33.7 cm), set beneath a 2.25 inch (5.72 cm) margin of white mat and glazed with UV-filtering acrylic. The frame's verso is matted and mylar-glazed to expose the two, original, lengthy U.S. Army stamps on the verso of the photograph. An extensive original ink-stamped caption at the upper left of the verso is partially faded, particularly the first few lines. The legible portions read: “… MINISTERS AT…STATION, COUNTY KENT, ENGLAND. Left to right: Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada; Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England; Peter Frazer [sic], Prime Minister of New Zealand; General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme All … [Click Below for Full Description]
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