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Category: Politics
Reference No: 10116
Status: Available
Price: £40.00
  Harold Wilson

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Great British Labour statesman, Prime Minister from 1964-1970 and from 1974 to 1976.

Little-known fact about Harold Wilson:

In 1956, as Shadow Chancellor, he coined the term "Gnomes of Zurich" in a House of Commons speech when he accused Swiss bankers of pushing the pound down on the foreign exchange markets by speculation.

This is a very fine sepia-tinted photograph (5.75" x 3.5"), neatly signed in blue fountain pen ink to the lower white panel. In very good condition.