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British Embassy to the U.S., 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington DC. Roger Mellor Makins, 1st Baron Sherfield, was at this time the U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. That dates this photo sometime between 1953 and 1956. The good ambassador, of course, stands to Winston Churchill's right. Churchill served his second stint as Prime Minister from 1951-55; he made four trips to the U.S. during this period. Ewart Russell basks in the sun in the rear center (to the right of the microphone). View full size.