"My daughter Mary: She's in the Army now", 1944-06-30
Scope and Contents
Photo shows WSC sitting in a chair, wearing a metal helmet and holding a pair of large binoculars. CSC, wearing a metal helmet, stands behind him with her fingers in her ears. Mary Churchill leans over WSC, also wearing a metal helmet, pointing to the sky. Anti-aircraft guns and ATS personnel are seen in the distance.
Conditions Governing Access
Digital copies are available, to protect the fragile original.
Biographical / Historical
Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames] served with the Auxiliary Territorial Service, 481 Battery. In 1944 481 Battery was stationed near Chartwell, Kent, and when WSC and CSC visited they saw the battery in action against a V-1 flying bomb.
Language of Materials
Information from Mary Soames "A Daughter's Tale" (Doubleday, London, 2011).
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian) (Person)