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(Alfred) Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich

(1890-1954), Politician, Secretary of State for War, diplomat and writer

Sitter in 30 portraits
Politician, diplomatist and author, Duff Cooper was a Conservative MP (1924-9, 1931-45) and in 1936 was Secretary of State for War. Appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in 1937, he resigned over the Munich agreement in 1938. He had been for some years a close friend of the Prince of Wales and with Baldwin's approval he was consulted by the new King during the abdication crisis. His advice - to postpone his marriage and go through with the coronation - was ignored. Anong his publications ar Talleyrand (1932), Operation Heartbreak (1950) and his autobiography, Old Men Forget (1953).

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(Alfred) Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x82484

(Alfred) Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate copy glass negative, October 1958 (1930s)
NPG x82484

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