Archives Centre: Image of the Month

1st October 2013 in Archives Centre, Our Collections

Churchill accompanying Kaiser Wilhelm II on manoeuvres in Germany, October 1913. Churchill Press Photographs, CHPH 1B 32.

A 100-year-old photograph of Churchill and the Kaiser features this month, showing its age a bit, as you can just see lines drawn on it where it was marked up by a newspaper editor for publication in 1913. Next year being the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, there is likely to be saturation coverage of the events of 1914, so I thought we'd get in ahead of the crowd and show something from the period just before the war. You would certainly not expect to find Churchill and the Kaiser in the same photograph after 1913.