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Winston Churchill addressing Chiefs, 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011D/17

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.


  • 1907

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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

Y3011G/22-24, CN 534 and CN 1633.


Churchill, Winston Spencer (1908), 'My African journey', London: Hodder and Stoughton.





Finding aid date

2003-05-28 12:14:53+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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