“Our Impe­r­i­al No. 1,” Punch, 15 June 1921. Churchill was a not­ed polo play­er well into his fifties. By this date he was Colo­nial Sec­re­tary, pro­nounc­ing on the future of the Mid­dle East, offi­ci­at­ing at the open­ing of an Impe­r­i­al Con­fer­ence in London—and still play­ing polo.

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