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In the darkest hour. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden talks to Russian Ambassador Maisky at the British Foreign Office

gelatin silver photograph
36.8 × 28.6 cm (image and sheet)
Place/s of Execution
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.c.r.: vintage / FHM
inscribed in pencil on reverse c.: A. Eden
typed on paper label on reverse c.: In the darkest hour (dashed underline) / After Germany had invaded the Soviet / Union in 1941, Sir Stafford Cripps had been appointed Am- / bassador in Moscow. Things went bad for the Russians and / the German army was approaching the gates of the Capital - / Soviet Ambassador Maisky called at the Foreign Office / to express Stalin's anxiety to Eden the Foreign Secretary, / asking again and again for stronger support which Britain / then was unable to give.
inscribed in blue firbre-tipped pen on reverse c.: Leica 1941
inscribed in red fibre-tipped pen on reverse c.: 130 (in a circle with a horizontal line right through)
inscribed in red fibre-tipped pen on reverse c.r.: 20
inscribed in ballpoint pen on reverse l.c.: Even / Maiski
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of The Herald & Weekly Times Limited, Fellow 1990.
Gallery location
Not on display