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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 12 Jun 1939 - 31 Jul 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/360

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard, on sending a joint letter to the Times on Government policy towards Germany; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] on keeping Parliament in session during times of crisis; Thomas Horabin, Liberal candidate for North Cornwall, on support for WSC among his electorate (3); Sir Philip Gibbs; "George L" [1st Lord Lloyd, Chairman], British Council; 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on subjects including the character of Hitler and a bet to stop WSC drinking cognac; Winston Guest; [Luke] William Teeling, Editor, British News Letter; Sir Walter Layton, [Chairman], News Chronicle Limited; William Brittain; James Harvey on the anti-British policy of the Winnipeg [Canada] Free Press; Edward Murrow, European Director, Columbia Broadcasting System Incorporated (CBS) asking WSC for an interview.Other subjects include: invitations for WSC and requests for interviews; ideas for munitions from the general public; support for WSC and distrust of Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister; anti-British forces in India.Also includes: press cuttings on Thomas Horabin's campaign in North Cornwall; press cuttings from American and Canadian newspapers on reaction in the United States to the treaty between Britain and Japan over Japanese forces in China, British appeasement, growing German power in the Mediterranean and support for WSC; statement by the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonisation on a project by Britain and the United States for settling Jewish refugees in British Guiana [Guyana]; press cuttings with articles by 6th Lord Donegall [earlier Lord Belfast] on Nazi sympathizers in Britain; statement by WSC on his support for the Government's foreign policy, denying a concern in the movement to drive Neville Chamberlain out of office, and on the need to broaden the Government.


  • Creation: 12 Jun 1939 - 31 Jul 1939

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