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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 8., 17 Nov 1940 - 29 Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/672

Scope and Contents

Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "Neville Chamberlain" on British Prime Ministers since [William] Gladstone, Chamberlain's career, including during World War I, and as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and WSC's views on his personality; "The Grimmest Task in the Government" on WSC's experiences as Home Secretary, capital punishment, and prison reform; "Maiden and Other Speeches" on speeches by F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead], Timothy Healy, WSC, Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood], and comments on the contemporary view of Parliament; "The King" on the life of King George VI, including his marriage and his ascending to the throne; "War in the Desert" on WSC's experiences of the battle of Omdurman [Sudan] and charging with the 21st Lancers; "The Public School Tradition: It's Importance to the Empire" on making public schools accessible to those of moderate means and the value of education; "If I Had a Second Chance in Life" on various decisions taken by WSC, gambling, smoking, his experiences during the Boer War and at the Admiralty and his parliamentary career.


  • 17 Nov 1940 - 29 Dec 1940

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1 item(s) (1 file (39 loose folios).)

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