ANDERSON (Sir John, 1882-1958, O.M., Civil Servant and Cabinet Minister, from 1952 1st Viscount Waverley)

Unsigned Photograph by J. Rhodes, inscribed in pencil "Thank you, Sir John Anderson", showing him reviewing the Auxiliary Fire Service Display and Inspection, the firemen in their helmets are drawn up on the right, Sir John is the third figure on the left, overhead is the arm of a crane marked 'Borough of Hornsey', with a compliments slip (unsigned) from Admiral Sir Edward R.G.R. Evans, 6" x 8" on card mount 9¾" x 13", Finsbury Park, 17th December a little light spotting on the mount, not affecting the image, light rust marks from clip on second item

Sir John Anderson had held many important posts in the Civil Service, also the Governorship of Bengal, when in September 1938 he became responsible for air-raid precautions in London and the Home Counties, commissioning the famous 'Anderson Shelter'. Now an M.P., he piloted the Civil Defence Bill through the Commons. In such ways Anderson played a vital role both before and after the outbreak of war.
Admiral Evans (popularly 'of the Broke', the ship with which he rammed a German destroyer off Dover in 1917, and who had accompanied Scott on his second journey to the Pole), was made a regional commissioner for London for Civil Defence in the Spring of 1939, and was indefatigable during the Blitz.

Item Date:  1939

Stock No:  56232      £175

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