The Library of CongressExhibitionsChurchill Exhibition
Churchill and the Great Republic
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INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE
THEMES
  Forebears and Family
Warrior for Empire
Visits to America
American Presidents
The Communicator
The Politician
World War II
Cold Warrior
The Long Sunset
OBJECTS
Acme Radiophoto. The Churchills Evacuate, 1945
After Churchill's defeat in the 1945 British general elections, his wife Clementine told him, "It may well be a blessing in disguise." Churchill replied, "At the moment it seems quite effectively disguised." This photograph shows Clementine and her daughter Mary leaving the Prime Minister's residence at 10 Downing Street on July 27, the day after Churchill tendered his resignation from office to the King.

Object Details:
Copyprint. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (242)


Related Theme:
The Politician
Image: Acme Radiophoto. The Churchills Evacuate, 1945
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