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DUF

Duff Cooper Collection (1938)

Alfred Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich (1890-1954), politician and diplomat, served as War Minister 1935-1937 and First Lord of the Admiralty 1937-1938. He resigned from the latter post in protest at the Munich Agreement. The album in this collection was presented to Duff Cooper in 1938 by a Czechoslovak school, Prof. Drtina Králové Girls' Secondary School as a gesture of thanks for his support of Czechoslovakia. After the outbreak of the Second World War he re-entered government, serving as Minister of Information 1940-1941, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1941-1943, representative to the French Committee of National Liberation 1943-1944 and Ambassador to France 1944-1947.
Ref: "The New Encyclopedia Britannica"

Contents

Album entitled "With love from the Czecho-Slovakian Children", contains postcards and photographs of Czechoslovakia, emblems, postage stamps, pictures of national costumes and samples of embroidery.

1938

1 album

(Language) Czech & English

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