© reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London
vintage colour print, 1940s
19 5/8 in. x 14 5/8 in. (500 mm x 373 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Vivienne (Florence Vivienne Entwistle, née Mellish) (1889-1982), Photographer, miniaturist, singer. Artist associated with 213 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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.