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Group outside the 'the British Ambassador's residence in Rome, the Villa Wolkonsky'

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Group outside the 'the British Ambassador's residence in Rome, the Villa Wolkonsky'

by Unknown photographer
colour snapshot print, May 1955
4 3/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. (112 mm x 82 mm) image size
Given by Virginia Surtees, 1992
Photographs Collection
NPG x136235

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  • Place made and portrayed: Italy (the British Ambassador's residence, the Villa Wolkonsky, Rome, Italy)

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Current affairs

Robert Anthony Eden becomes prime minister. In May 1955 Winston Churchill resigned due to ill health. His successor proved to be a similarly popular leader, winning an increased majority at the general election that year. Eden's popularity was due to a combination of his long wartime service, good looks and charm.

Art and science

Mary Quant introduces the 'Chelsea Look' with her Bazaar boutique. In the 1960s Quant was a major contributor to 'swinging London' introducing some of the seminal items of 1960s fashion: the miniskirt, hot pants, paint-box make-up and plastic raincoats.

International

West Germany joins NATO, prompting the East European Communist counties to respond by forming the Warsaw Pact. The signatories of the Warsaw Pact pledged to defend each other if any member was attacked. This development was a major event in the Cold War as it firmly established the East and West as opposing military powers.

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Colin Harrison

24 November 2017, 20:40

The title would more correctly be 'the British Ambassador's residence, the Villa Wolkonsky'