|Associated Press. Churchill Dons Helmet, 1940
Attempting to bomb Britain into submission, the German Luftwaffe attacked the city of Ramsgate while Churchill was visiting in August 1940. Taking cover in an underground shelter, he exchanged his trademark civilian hat for a steel helmet. The city's mayor forced him to discard his cigar, eliciting the rueful response, "There goes another good one."
Copyprint. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (107)
World War II