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This mug was made in 1941 for the American export market in order to raise support for the USA entering the Second World War. It is one half of a pair; the other features American President Franklin D. Roosevelt. On the body and base of the mugs are extracts from speeches made by the two statesmen. Churchill’s comes from his famous 'we shall fight them on the beaches' speech of 4 June 1940.

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Winston Churchill
by Arnold Machin, for Wedgwood and Bentley
transfer relief moulded ceramic mug, 1941
NPG D48652
Photographs © National Portrait Gallery, London

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