1 portrait of Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern)
© Peter Lofts Photography / National Portrait Gallery, London
by Ramsey & Muspratt
bromide print, 1940
5 3/4 in. x 4 1/8 in. (147 mm x 105 mm) overall
Given by Barbara Strachey (Hultin, later Halpern), 1999
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Sitterback to top
- Rachel Pearsall Conn ('Ray') Strachey (née Costelloe) (1887-1940), Feminist activist and writer. Sitter in 64 portraits, Artist associated with 99 portraits.
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.