Clement Attlee and General Jose Miaja give the Socialist Sal
Photograph showing Clement Attlee (left), General Jose Miaja (centre with glasses) and Giner de Los Rios giving the Socialist clenched-fist salute from balcony of a government building in Madrid, 1937. Clement Attlee, then leader of the Labour Party in Great Britain, caused something of a stir by visiting the Republican held parts of Spain in 1937. As the British Conservative government was trying to uphold a non-intervention policy with regard to the Spanish Civil War, the arrival of Attlee in the front-line of the conflict caused a certain amount of argument.
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Dr Benito de Miguel and others, Argentina, South America
Dr Benito Feliciano de Miguel (1882-1966), doctor and conservative politician, with others in Argentina, South America. At the time he was Mayor of Junin, in Buenos Aires province, a post which he held several times during his career. He also served as a senator and as a national deputy. This photograph was taken on the occasion of an open-air dinner in his honour in the Prado Espanol, attended by 1800 diners, to celebrate his 25th anniversary in public life, on 6 July 1930. Others present in the group were: Dr Antonio Marques, Lt Col Evaristo Ramirez Juarez, Dr Argentina Pedemonte (probably the woman on the right), Dr Roberto E Barriga, Patricios Rosas and Romulo G Jordan, with members of the public. Date: 1930
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Cartoon, Lord Cairns and Miss Fortescue
Cartoon, Lord Cairns to Miss Fortescue -- Delighted, my dear, that my son has shown such good taste! May Fortescue (1859-1950) was an actress, singer and actor-manager, at this time appearing with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. She had just become engaged to Arthur William Cairns, Lord Garmoyle, son of Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns (1819-1885), who previously served as Lord Chancellor (hence the wig).
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