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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 2., Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/648

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Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "First Political Triumph, A Ban by the Duchess, Trouble with My Party Chiefs, Free Trade War Starts" on his return from the Boer War, victory at Oldham [Lancashire] in the 1900 General Election, obtaining his father's papers for the biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, and the opening of the Free Trade versus Protection debate; "I Was Warned that I Should be Called a Turncoat" on his dispute with Joseph Chamberlain and the Conservative Party, joining the Liberal Party, election at [North West] Manchester, becoming President of the Board of Trade, election at Dundee [Angus, Scotland], starting labour exchanges, his marriage to CSC; "The Siege of Sydney Street" on his time as Home Secretary, the siege, WSC's actions against "Peter the Painter", and his achievements as Home Secretary (with a letter from Sir Ernley Blackwell on the accuracy of this article); "Why I Started the Naval Race" on WSC's reorganisation of the Navy prior to World War I, and the arms race with Germany.


  • Creation: Nov 1939

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