Winston Churchill addressing Chiefs, 1907
Scope and Contents
88 x 70 mm. Showing Churchill seated at the right while a European interpreter addresses a group of chiefs. Sir Apolo Kagwa can be seen in the right foreground. This is presumably the occasion described by Bell: 'About five miles from Kampala we found the little Kabaka, the Regents and all the big Uganda chiefs. They had built a very pretty banda on a hillock overlooking the road and, when they all advanced towards us in the bright sunlight, they made a very imposing spectacle in their handsome gala robes. The Baganda are adepts at spectacular effects, and the Chiefs show a remarkable sense of dignity. But Churchill, on this occasion, spoilt their effects, as he was a perfect nuisance, dodging about with his camera all the time, taking snapshots.' (Bell 1946, p 168).
Churchill, in Churchill (1908), pp 109-110, also describes this meeting but he makes no mention of a speech.
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Existence and Location of Copies
Y3011G/22-24, CN 534 and CN 1633.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Bell, Sir (Henry Hesketh Joudou, 1864-1952, Knight, colonial governor) (Person)