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JUST 7 MONTHS AFTER ENGLAND HAD DECLARED WAR AGAINST GERMANY, THUS FULLY ENTERING INTO WWII, SOON TO BECOME PRIME MINISTER, WINSTON CHUCHILL PENS AN ATTRACTIVE ONE PAGE ALS THANKING HIS CORRESPONDENT FOR A PHOTOGRAPH OF HIS DAUGHTER SARAH, AND HER DOG

CHURCHILL, SIR WINSTON S.  (1874-1965).  British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-1945, 1951-1955).  Choice Autograph Letter Signed, “Winston S. Churchill”, on crested Admiralty, Whitehall stationery.  One full page, octavo.  London, April 1, 1940.  Very fine condition.  To “Dear Mr. Entwistle”.  Churchill writes:

 

“I have only now been able to write to thank you for your letter and its enclosure, which were acknowledged formally on Feb. 8.  It is most kind of you to send me the souvenir of Sarah and her dog, and I have great pleasure in keeping it by me.  Once more thanking you.  Believe me yours very truly, Winston S. Churchill”.

 

At the time of writing this letter, Churchill was already the de-facto acting leader of England in WWII.  Germany had invaded Poland on September 3, 1939, thus starting WWII.  Penned in the month before he became war-time Prime Minister, England was facing its greatest challenges.  In the summer of 1940, his great speeches expressed the spirit of British defiance of the Nazis.  Just a choice letter written at the time he was to about ascend to his greatest role, as England’s war-time Prime Minister. Full ALSs written at this time, from his pen, are of extreme rarity.                                                       

 

$7500.00

 

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