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130693
(CHURCHILL, Winston.)

Signed leaf from Wembley visitors book, England vs. Scotland football match, October 4th 1941.

Availability: In stock

Published: 1941

Stock Code: 130693

£2,500
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

A leaf extracted from the "distinguished visitors book" at Wembley, with the signatures of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, his wife Clementine Churchill, King George of Greece, Clement Attlee (Leader of the Opposition), Herbert Morrison (Home Secretary), Dudley Pound (Admiral of the Fleet), Sir Charles Portal (Marshal of the Royal Air Force), and John Dill (Chief of the Imperial General Staff). This prestigious roll call of Britain's wartime figures, including the three most senior politicians and the heads of the three branches of the armed forces, was occasioned by a friendly football match between England and Scotland. The exiled King George of Greece was the guest of honour, accompanied by the aforementioned political and military figures. England won the match 2-0, in front of 65,000 spectators (see Max Arthur, Churchill: The Life, p. 185). Wembley kept the "distinguished visitors book" for high profile visitors and special occasions, but it was eventually broken up for sale as individual leaves.

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Description

Single leaf with 8 signatures, signatories' names typed in red alongside, mounted under a facsimile of the cover of the visitor's book, within a glazed oak frame. Leaf size: 205 x 205 mm.

Condition

Very light creases to leaf, small scratch to cover facsimile. In excellent condition.

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