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William Lyon MacKenzie King with Winston Churchill press photograph
London 1941 - 7 x 5 inches. Black & White press photo. 1941 Sir Winston Churchill & W.L.MacKenzie King, PM photograph at 10 Downing Street 8/26/1941. On back is the press photo markings and stamps. Some wrinkling of photo along bottom, good condition otherwise. A scarce and warm photograph of two great leaders early during the second World War - a very nice collectable. King and Churchill met first in 1900 in Ottawa while Churchill was on a lecture tour and the last meeting was in London in 1948. They grew to respect each other's friendship and accomplishments. Mackenzie King flew to London in August 1941 and attended a War Cabinet meeting. He records his fascination at Churchill's ability to summarise situations in graphic phrases: "[He has] a wonderful command of language and knowledge of history which he uses freely, and an ability to keep looking ahead making decisions in the light of the long run rather than the short one." Bruce Hutchinson, in The Prime Ministers, refers to this last meeting, which Lord Beaverbrook had described to him: "Churchill as he rose to leave was surprised by a last request from the patient. In this final moment of parting, Britain's old warrior did not hesitate. Churchill leaned over and kissed King's cheek." quoted International Churchill Society Canada.
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