Lot 439Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) remarkable ‘The Channel Tunnel’...

Auction Date: 6/07/2017 at 10:30 am



Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) remarkable ‘The Channel Tunnel’ document dated June 12th 1914 being the original printed note by Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty, discussing the feasibility of building a Channel Tunnel and considering the risks posed if France were to become England’s enemy. Signed by Churchill to the base with full version of his signature. The document also bears the initials of various members of the Committee of Imperial Defence who sponsored the document. As far as we are aware no other version of this document signed by Churchill is in existence. The Churchill Archives in Cambridge have a copy of this document but is unsigned. In the present document, Churchill expresses his opinion as to how the nation could be defended in the event of an attack: ‘…the tunnel should be brought to the surface of the sea not less than a quarter of a mile from the shore and the railway should run from the tunnel mouth to the shore on a bridge…’, an interesting item in A/G condition overall

Hammer Price: £2400.00

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