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Public and Political: General: Various Papers., Jul 1937 - May 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/335

Scope and Contents

Papers and memoranda on various subjects, including: timetable of the Munich Crisis by Randolph Churchill; a note on the Anglo-Italian Agreement on Abyssinia [later Ethiopia]; printed extracts of speeches by Neville Chamberlain on British relations with Italy, 1935 - 9; pamphlet published by the Abyssinia Association, "Italy's Failure in Abyssinia"; extract from a speech by WSC on relations with Italy (5 November 1936, House of Commons); pamphlet by Arnold Wienholt, former member of the Ethiopian Red Cross, "The Ethiopians' Heroic Fight for Freedom"; press cutting from the Times on Republican resistance in Spain; press cutting giving a statement to the League of Nations by Haile Selassie, Emperor of Abyssinia, on continuing Abyssinian resistance to the Italians; note from an unknown Spanish source, forecasting German and Italian moves to take key positions in Tunisia, Tangier [Morocco] and Gibraltar; typescript of an article by Manuel Nogales, former editor of Ahora, on Spanish Nationalists and foreign intervention in Spain; statistics for a speech by Herbert Williams to the 1922 Committee on the growth of national expenditure (July 1938); print of a speech by Hendrikus Colijn [Minister of General Affairs for the Netherlands] on international trade conditions (September 1938); print issued by the Tanganyika [later Tanzania] League giving extracts from speeches in the House of Commons on the colonial issue, November - December 1938; prints of the agreement between Britain and Germany on the limitation of naval armaments and the exchange of information on naval construction (July 1937), the protocol modifying the agreement (June 1938) and of the exchange of notes between Britain and Germany on the limitation of naval armaments.Other subjects include: a request for WSC to take the lead in constituting a new international federation for settling disputes; the case for electoral reform; the superiority of new German cruisers.


  • Creation: Jul 1937 - May 1939

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (41 folios and pamphlets))

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