Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Duff Cooper as First Lord of The Admiralty

Above is Duff Cooper, as First Lord of The Admiralty in 1937, a position that he famously resigned in protest at the policy of appeasement, that culminated in the Munich Agreement with Hitler in 1938 (Neville Chamberlain's "Peace in Our Time"). Nearly always perfectly dressed (there is a picture of Duff in a city suit, aiming a shotgun in some country place), note the appropriate cap for inspecting a ship; nowadays, most politicians, would pitch up in a baseball cap, brown shoes and get the salute wrong.

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