'Rare' handwritten Churchill manuscript to be auctioned
The only poem known to have been written by Winston Churchill as an adult is to be auctioned in London.
The 40-line work, Our Modern Watchwords, is thought to have been written in 1899 or 1900 when he served abroad in the army, in his mid-20s.
The poem, written on Army notepaper in blue crayon, consists of four 10-line stanzas, each ending with the name of a distant outpost of the British empire.
Francesca Spikernell, a specialist at Bonham's said it was ''incredibly rare'' to have a manuscript like this on the market.
10 Apr 2013
- From the section UK