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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 31 May 1937 - 20 Nov 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/126

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Notes for WSC's speech (31 May, Caxton Hall [Westminster, Conservative Party meeting]), moving the motion for Neville Chamberlain's [Prime Minister] election to the Conservative Party leadership and praising his achievements as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5856-7.Notes for WSC's speech (11 June, [London] Australia Club Dinner) proposing a toast to the Prime Minister of Australia, Joseph Lyons, and commenting on naval security in the Far East and Singapore. Part published: Complete Speeches VI p 5868.Notes for WSC's speech (3 July, Wanstead [Essex]) on the international situation, particularly the Spanish Civil War and relations with Italy. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5869-70.Notes for WSC's speech (7 July, [Garden party] Harlow [Essex]) supporting British policy on the Spanish Civil War. Part published: Complete Speeches VI p 5870.Notes for WSC's speech (20 July, West India Committee dinner) on the relationship between the West Indies and Britain. Source material includes a letter from Edmund Boyd [Assistant Secretary, Colonial Office] enclosing a memorandum prepared by the Colonial Office.Press statement by WSC (30 July) on naval control over the Fleet Air Arm and the scope of Air Ministry control over operations.Notes for WSC's speech (7 October, Scarborough [Yorkshire, Conservative Annual Conference]) supporting government policy on foreign affairs and British rearmament. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5894-6.Notes for WSC's broadcasts (4 made in September and October for Radio Toulouse [France]) entitled "The peace of Europe" on subjects including the rights and status of the "individual worker", the need for the democracies to be well-armed and to co-operate, the bombing of civilian targets, and communism.Copy of the Navy containing the text of WSC's speech (19 October, Grosvenor House [London], Navy League Nelson Day Dinner) on British naval rearmament. Source material includes Navy League material on the merchant shipping position and an address by 1st Lord Lloyd of Dolobran on the merchant navy in time of war. Also includes Lloyd's invitation to WSC to attend the dinner. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5896-7.Notes for WSC's speech (9 November, Musicians Benevolent Fund) on his views on music.Notes for WSC's speech (17 November, [Grosvenor House, London] Rudyard Kipling [Memorial Fund Inaugural] Dinner) on Kipling's writing, travels, and views of the Empire. Also includes a cutting from John of London's Weekly containing the text of WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5903-6.


  • Creation: 31 May 1937 - 20 Nov 1937

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