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Winston Churchill and myself addressing the Regents and Chiefs at Kampala, 1908, 1908

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011G/23

Scope and Contents

88 x 86 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 adept 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.

Dates

  • 1908

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

Existence and Location of Copies

Y3011D/17, Y3011G/22 and 24, and CN/CUL Y3011G/23.

Bibliography

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

General

SG.

Originator(s)

Unknown

Finding aid date

2003-06-04 12:34:39+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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