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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 1., 07 Jan 1940 - 25 Feb 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/665

Scope and Contents

Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "My Secret Tank Plans were Missing" on WSC's experiences at "Plugstreet" (Ploegsteert [Belgium]) during World War I, being shelled and thinking he had lost some secret tank plans; "My 17 Fateful Hours with Clemenceau" on being sent by [David] Lloyd George to see [Georges] Clemenceau on the Western Front, and his opinions of [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch and [General Lord] Rawlinson; "I Compel Lawrence of Arabia [T E Lawrence, later T E Shaw] to Come to My Help" on the aftermath of World War I in Britain, demobilisation, WSC's experiences at the Colonial Office and meeting Lawrence, the break up of the Lloyd-George Coalition, his defeat at Dundee [Angus, Scotland], and becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer (also includes the recollection of a company commander on smoking a cigar with WSC in the trenches); "My Adventures in the Air" on his flying experiences, Gustav Hamel [an air pioneer], and flying over the scene of war; "My Plane Caught Fire - Dive to Earth at 120 mph" on his experiences of flying after World War I as Secretary of State for Air, on flying with Jack Scott, and his crash in 1919; "Rowdy Meetings are a Relief" on his experiences in some of the 16 elections and by-elections he had contested and advice for candidates at election meetings; "The Most Embarrassing Three Minutes of My Life" on speaking in Parliament, drying up while speaking in 1904, and the oratory of Arthur Balfour, William Gladstone and Joseph Chamberlain; "The Five Men Who Have Influenced Me Most" on Lord Randolph Churchill, William Bourke Cockran, Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood], Sir Francis Mowatt and Lloyd George.


  • 07 Jan 1940 - 25 Feb 1940

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1 item(s) (1 file (44 loose folios).)

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