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Lot #1261
Charles Townshend Signed Photograph

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Estimate: $200+
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British soldier (1861-1924) who during the First World War led an overreaching military campaign in Mesopotamia. His troops were besieged and captured at the Siege of Kut, which was possibly the worst defeat suffered by the Allies. Controversially and in contrast to the miserable captivity endured by his men, Townshend was held on Prinkipo, where he was treated like an esteemed guest until his release in October 1918. He was briefly a Conservative Member of Parliament from 1920 to 1922. Rare vintage matte-finish 9 x 11 full-length photo of Charles Townshend in his military uniform, signed in fountain pen, "C. V. F. Townshend, Jhansi, India, 20 / November 1913." Affixed to a slightly larger mount and in very good to fine condition, with two tears descending from the top edge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #649 - Ended December 07, 2022

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