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Neville Chamberlain

(1869-1940), Prime Minister; son of Joseph Chamberlain

(Arthur) Neville Chamberlain

Sitter in 48 portraits
Conservative MP for Birmingham (1918-40), Chamberlain was Chancellor of the Exchequer (1923-4), Minister for Health (1924-9) and Chancellor of the Exchequer in the National Government (1931-7), becoming Prime Minister in 1937. His premiership was beset by the question of Germany's territorial ambitions in Europe. To avoid war, Chamberlain met with Adolf Hitler in September 1938, subsequently announcing 'Peace for our time'. However, when Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in March 1939, Chamberlain abandoned appeasement and introduced conscription. After the German invasion of Poland, Britain declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939. Chamberlain resigned in May 1940.

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Neville Chamberlain, by Sir David Low - NPG 4529(73)

Neville Chamberlain

by Sir David Low
pencil, late 1930s-early 1940s?
NPG 4529(73)

Neville Chamberlain, by Andrew MacLaren - NPG 4413

Neville Chamberlain

by Andrew MacLaren
lithograph, 1940
NPG 4413

Neville Chamberlain, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x83573

Neville Chamberlain

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 21 February 1929
NPG x83573

Neville Chamberlain, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81133

Neville Chamberlain

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 February 1929
NPG x81133

Neville Chamberlain, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81134

Neville Chamberlain

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 February 1929
NPG x81134

Neville Chamberlain, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81135

Neville Chamberlain

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 February 1929
NPG x81135

Neville Chamberlain, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81137

Neville Chamberlain

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 February 1929
NPG x81137

Neville Chamberlain, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81136

Neville Chamberlain

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 February 1929
NPG x81136

Neville Chamberlain, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x81138

Neville Chamberlain

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 21 February 1929
NPG x81138

National Cabinet Group, by James Jarché, for  Daily Herald - NPG x88283

National Cabinet Group

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 31 August 1931
NPG x88283

National Cabinet Group, by James Jarché, for  Daily Herald - NPG x88323

National Cabinet Group

by James Jarché, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 31 August 1931
NPG x88323

Neville Chamberlain, by Unknown photographer - NPG x198486

Neville Chamberlain

by Unknown photographer
gelatin silver print, 1931-1937
NPG x198486

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