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Second World War Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty Jug
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Second World War Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty Jug

Measurements: Height: 19cm (7.5in)



Creamware produced by Kirklands of Eturia. Modelled as a ship’s figurehead surrounded by breaking waves. This piece was made to commemorate Churchill’s return to the cabinet post of First Lord of the Admiralty in September 1939.  He had first been First Lord from October 1911 until the Dardanelles debacle of 1915, and during that time had become extremely popular with the lower ranks of Royal Navy whilst helping to prepare the Senior Service for the coming war with the Kaiser. His re-appointment to the Government in 1939 was warmly welcomed by the navy - to whom he made signal ‘Winston is back’ - and was equally well received by the public as a whole - a reflection of this being the manufacture of the present jug.

Churchill’s second tenure at the Admiralty however was relatively short-lived with his appointment as Prime Minister coming on 10 May 1940. He nevertheless continued living at Admiralty House for a further five weeks before moving into 10, Downing Street, not wishing to unceremoniously oust the departing prime minister Neville Chamberlain.