"My daughter Mary: She's in the Army now", 1944-06-30
Scope and Contents
Photo shows WSC and Mary Churchill, both wearing metal helmets and binoculars round their necks, looking up at the sky. WSC has a cigar in his mouth and Mary is wearing an ATS uniform and shielding her eyes from the sun.
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)