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Public and Political: General: Press cuttings etc., 03 Feb 1938 - 20 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/355

Scope and Contents

Press cuttings from British and American newspapers, with reports of statements, speeches and letters by individuals including: Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood], Home Secretary, on the need for ARP training; Sir Thomas Inskip [later 1st Lord Caldecote], Minister for Co-ordination of Defence, on aircraft production, particularly by "shadow" car factories; Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] on progress in rearmament and a call for national unity, including a transcript of his speech to a National Government rally (2 July, Boughton House, Kettering [Northamptonshire]); William Temple, Archbishop of York, on continuing to support the League of Nations and to enforce peace; Joseph Goebbels, German Minister for Propaganda, on Hitler's tactics; Hitler on subjects including WSC's hostility to Germany; 2nd Lord Zetland [earlier Lord Ronaldshay], Secretary of State for India, on the Government's success in international relations; Sir Richard Livingstone; 1st Lord Nuffield [Chairman, Morris Motors Limited, earlier William Morris] on Neville Chamberlain's successes.Other subjects include: British air efficiency; inconsistent Government statements on air defence; the style of WSC's speeches; the use of rockets in air defence; German ambitions in Western Europe; German persecution of the Jews, and the murder of the 3rd Secretary at the German Embassy in Paris [France] by a Polish Jew; the German economy; French estimates of Britain's contribution to a Continental campaign; WSC's broadcast to the United States, 16 October and American reaction to it and to being involved in a European war. Also includes: typescript of article on Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia] and the Sudeten Germans; issue of the Economic Journal, with an article on the German economy by Thomas Balogh [National Institute of Economic Research]; extracts from "Mein Kampf"; text of WSC's broadcast to the United States.


  • Creation: 03 Feb 1938 - 20 Dec 1938

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