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United Nations


Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:


Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z., Nov 1947 - Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/72A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Iain MacLeod, Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat, on the position of graduate teachers (2); Emanuel Shinwell, Secretary of State for War, (2) and Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley], Secretary of State for Air, (2) on recruitment for service auxiliaries and reserves; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice- Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2); Colin Thornton-Kemsley (2); Reginald Maudling; 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney,...
Dates: Nov 1947 - Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open

Speeches: speech notes., 13 Jan 1946 - 29 Apr 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/4A-E
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's address to personnel on board the R M S Queen Elizabeth (13 January) in which he reviews the war and links between the United Kingdom and Canada.Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (26 February, University of Miami, United States) on receiving an honorary law degree in which he discusses education. Includes the phrase "I am surprised that in my later life I should have become so experienced in taking degrees, when, as a school boy, I was so bad at passing...
Dates: 13 Jan 1946 - 29 Apr 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open

"The darkening international scene", 15 Mar 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/4C/100-116
Scope and Contents

Draft speech notes for WSC's speech (City Banquet, New York) on the effect of his speech entitled "The sinews of peace" including: his confidence in the speech, the solidarity of the United Nations, his admiration for the Soviet Union, and the importance of the relationship between Great Britain and the United States. Typescript draft notes heavily annotated with changes and edits by WSC in blue-black ink and ?also in pencil.

Dates: 15 Mar 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open

"The deterrent-nuclear warfare", 01 Mar 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/57A/33-89
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) on subjects including: the unique division of the world into nuclear Communist and non-Communist sides; WSC's prediction of the power of nuclear energy in 1931; nuclear development in Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union; the lack of defence against the hydrogen bomb; difficulties in fair disarmament; defence through deterrents, including the ability to paralyse Soviet airfields, industrial targets and submarine bases; the power of...
Dates: 01 Mar 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open

"The Sinews of Peace", 5 Mar 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/4A/51-100
Scope and Contents Top copy of WSC's speaking notes for his speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri [United States]. WSC begins by thanking President [Harry Truman] and explaining that he is speaking with "no official mission or status". The speech covers various subjects including: the responsibility of the United States and Britain to secure peace; the role of the United Nations and the need for an international armed force; predictions of the Cold War; education; international affairs; the...
Dates: 5 Mar 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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