1 portrait of Harcourt Johnstone
by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 23 May 1940
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
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Sitterback to top
- Harcourt Johnstone (1895-1945), Politician; MP for several constituencies. Sitter in 9 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 38 Dover Street, London)
Events of 1940back to top
Current affairsFollowing the German invasion of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Neville Chamberlain resigns and Churchill is appointed Prime Minister making the famous speech: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.'
The Battle of Britain ends the Phoney War with Germany's attack on the nation from the air. Britain's cities, airbases and ports are bombed during the Blitz.