[1940s]. Photographic postcard, taken from a full-length image 'Enemy overhead Winston Churchill and his daughter Mary scan the skies above southern England, July 1940', boldly signed by the subject near the top margin. Some minor creasing and handling, autograph faded in part. Very good, in common mount and elegant gilt-bevelled wooden frame. Overall deimensions approx 13 x 11 inches. This classic 'Home Front' image shows the Prime Minister and Miss Mary Spencer-Churchill, both in battle-dress with steel helmets and field glasses, engaged in air defence duties. Mr Churchill is smoking his trademark hand-rolled cigar. During the war, Miss Spencer-Churchill served in mixed anti-aircraft batteries, rose to the rank of Junior Commander, and was her father's aide-de-camp on many of his overseas excursions. Item #48497
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