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Literary: Articles., 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/338

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Proofs and cutting of various articles and short pieces by WSC: an introduction to a biography of 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] by 2nd Lord Birkenhead [earlier Frederick Smith]; "Great fighters in lost causes" on the careers of various historical figures; "Shakespeare's plays as short stories: Julius Caesar"; "Life - the greatest secret of all and how to tackle all its trials and problems"; "England. My England" in which WSC dwells on his pride in his country; "If I lived my life over again" on various decisions taken by WSC, gambling, his experiences during the Boer War and at the Admiralty and his attitude towards the Conservative Party; "Peter the Painter - Bolshevik rebel" and "Winston Churchill on when the gunmen came to England" on WSC's actions at the "Siege of Sidney Street" when Home Secretary; "Nobody starves on unemployment relief" and "Britain was right about 'the dole'" on unemployment provisions in Britain and the United States; "My most exciting experiences" on WSC's escape from the Boers in South Africa and his time as First Lord of the Admiralty prior to World War I; "Taking stock" on the events of 1933 including the economic situation; "Roosevelt from afar" in which WSC discusses Roosevelt's career and his hopes for his time as President of the United States and "Singapore and the empire" on the strategic position of Singapore as an oil station for the British fleet, Britain's responsibilities towards Australia and New Zealand and the prominence of the Japanese navy in the Pacific Ocean.


  • Creation: 1933

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