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I get a kick out of this particularly unusual "suit" he wore. From what I have read it was called a siren suit. Something to be donned quickly while rushing to an air-raid shelter.
I was just reading about this garment! According to Erik Larsen's "The Splendid and the Vile", it was blue. Churchill could throw it on in a moment when needed.
 

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I was just reading about this garment! According to Erik Larsen's "The Splendid and the Vile", it was blue. Churchill could throw it on in a moment when needed.
I read Larsen's book earlier this year (comments here: #776 ) and really enjoyed it.

There's also a neat book out on Churchill's style, "Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill," which goes into that garment in detail. It's a fun, quick read about Churchill's personal tastes and habits:
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Please excuse my ignorance, but from which movie is that screen shot taken? I'm a fan of Burt Lancaster and have seen many of his films, but that shot is not triggering my memory, or what there is left of it! :icon_scratch:
Haven't a clue. It was just posted on Tumblr with no ID. It didn't even say it was Burt!
 
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