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Public and Political: General: Defence of Freedom and Peace Union: correspondence mainly with A H Richards [General Organising Secretary of the Anti-Nazi Council]., Dec 1938 - Sep 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/376

Scope and Contents

Subjects include: discussion of those potentially attending various luncheons and meetings organised by Richards, including the United States Ambassador [Joseph Kennedy], the Soviet Ambassador [Ivan] Maisky, Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, Foreign Secretary], John Marchbank [General Secretary, National Union of Railwaymen], [Henry] Wickham Steed, and Dr Edward Benes [former President of the Czechoslovak Republic, later Czech Republic and Slovakia]; communist influence in a National Youth Campaign; discussion of the international situation, [Adolf] Hitler's intentions, Prime Minister's [Neville Chamberlain] line, ideas of collective security and a national government, and the imminent outbreak of war; requests for WSC to attend meetings or speak to organisations including the Association of Jewish Youth; Labour and union co-operation with Richards' campaign; WSC assisting Richards' employment; the North Cornwall by-election.Also includes notes from WSC's secretary "K H" [Kathleen Hill]; memorandum by Steed for Time and Tide criticising government policy.


  • Creation: Dec 1938 - Sep 1939

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