“I have friends…” – Neville Chamberlain at the Despatch Box, House of Commons, 7 May 1940. Because photographs were then illegal, this surreptitious snapshot, taken with a Minox spy camera by Conservative MP John Moore-Brabazon, may be the first-ever of the House in session. Loss of definition is from repeated copying. On the front bench to Chamberlain’s right are Chancellor of the Exchequer John Simon and First Lord of the Admiralty Churchill. (Daily Telegraph/House of Commons Library)
Not much to comment on this photograph. History at its best, pure witness of an turn in the history, and also proof of an everlasting camera.