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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 19 Jul 1939 - 31 Aug 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/361A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Luke] William Teeling, [Editor, British News Letter] and Conservative candidate for Bury, Lancashire; Harry Becker on his support for WSC; Brian Roberts (2); Edwyn Hole, British Consul-General, Salonica [Greece] on a prediction of WSC's assassination; Sydney Wilkinson, [Private Secretary to the Minister of Health] on emergency medical services and blood transfusion; Desmond Flower on using a Spanish expert on blood transfusion in Britain; Ian Harvey; Geoffrey Parsons, New York Herald Tribune, on German confidence in securing Poland, and in Britain's unwillingness to fight.Other subjects include: British policy in the Far East; opposition to appeasement in Britain, the United States and Canada; invitations for WSC and requests for interviews, speeches, and help in subjects including financial cases, pension claims, entry into the services and immigration inquiries; WSC's broadcast to the United States, 8 August; suspected links between the IRA and German intelligence; the treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union.Also includes: extract from Look with an article by Emil Ludwig contrasting Neville Chamberlain and Stalin; pamphlet on a centre for destitute ex-servicemen; leaflets by A Champlon on former German rule in Alsace-Lorraine [France]; article from the German Consul in Liverpool on British aggression towards Germany; press cutting with an article by Philip Noel-Baker on Japanese aggression against China and British subjects, and British negotiations with Japan; copies of character testimonials by 1st Lord Waring and Oliver Locker-Lampson; extract from Volkischer Beobachter on Hitler's territorial demands; notes by [?] Randolph Churchill on support for the National Government in 1939 by-elections, compared with the last General Election; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC's secretaries, including Kathleen Hill, to individuals listed above and also to others including William Brittain and Edward Murrow [European Director, Columbia Broadcasting System Incorporated (CBS)].Some folios returned to file in April 1998.

Dates

  • Creation: 19 Jul 1939 - 31 Aug 1939

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

3 file(s) (3 files, 2 bound (262 folios))

Language of Materials

English