Ref NoDL1978
Alt Ref NoDL1978
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionBags of mystery
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date09 Feb 1943
Size34.5 x 43cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcript'"What did you bring me, Grandpa?" asked the child "Oranges", said Grandpa with a wink." - Newspaper report of Churchill's return home
Young Britain
Fruits of N. Africa
? from Turkey ?
? from etc. etc? etc?? (ssh!) ??
Person DepictedChurchill; Winston (1874-1965)
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
NotesNews: Mr Churchill's visits to Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt and North Africa. - Meeting with President Inonu. - Anglo-Turkish Talks at Adana. - Address to Eighth Army in Tripoli. Visit to Allied G.H.Q. North Africa. - Return to Britain.... The Prime Minister's visit to Turkey - his first visit to a neutral country since the war - was kept completely secret, and while he was in conference with President Inonu (to whom he handed a letter from H.M. the King and a message from President Roosevelt) at Adana, the German Ambassador, von Papen, was ski-ing near Ankara. At a press conference on Feb. 2 in Ankara, Sir H. Knatchbull-Hugessen said that the primary object of the Adana meeting was to go farther into the question of reinforcing Turkish security by supplying her with more materials and equipment and thus the better enable her to resist German pressure or aggression; after the enemy had been cleared from North Africa the Casablance decisions might result in an extension of hostilities in regions close to Turkey, ... He arrived at Paddington on Feb. 7, where he received an enthusiastic welcome and was met by his family, Cabinet Ministers, Service chiefs, and the Turkish ambassador. ...[Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5595]
International relations
Armed forces
overseas visits
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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