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Salon Selection Committee

by Lancelot Vining
bromide print, circa 1944
8 1/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (207 mm x 303 mm) overall
Given by the estate of the Basil Family, 2014
Photographs Collection
NPG x139962

Sittersback to top

  • Gilbert Adams (1906-1996), Photographer and artist. Sitter associated with 11 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 33 portraits. Identify
  • Marcus Adams (1875-1959), Photographer. Sitter in 33 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 154 portraits. Identify
  • Angus Basil (1883-1956), Photographer. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer of 5 portraits. Identify
  • Archie Handford, Photographer. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
  • Bertram Park (1883-1972), Photographer. Sitter in 20 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 147 portraits. Identify

Artistback to top

  • Lancelot Vining, 'Daily Mirror' press photographer and Wing Photographic Officer, Royal Flying Corp. Artist or producer of 1 portrait.

Events of 1944back to top

Current affairs

London is hit by the V1 Flying Bomb. This weapon, developed by the German Luftwaffe and colloquially known as the 'Buzz Bomb', or 'Doodlebug', was the first guided missile and was used for attacks on targets in England and Belgium.

Art and science

Laurence Olivier's epic film version of Henry V is released. Olivier directed and starred in the film, which was partly funded by the British government in recognition of its morale-boosting patriotic appeal. The cast included service men as Henry's army.


France is liberated from German-occupation following the Battle for Normandy. Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of occupied-France led by Field Marshall Montgomery, was the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving almost three million soldiers crossing the channel from England to France. Troops landed on the 6th June (D-Day), and Paris was liberated in late August.

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