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Speeches: speech notes and other material [dated 1939 unless otherwise indicated]., [Nov] [1938] - Apr 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/136

Scope and Contents

Notes for WSC's speech (23 May, House of Commons) on his objections to the White Paper on Palestine, and the legacy of the Balfour declaration [supporting a Jewish national home in Palestine]. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6128-37 [further notes in CHAR 9/135].Typed report of WSC's speech (1 February, Buckhurst Hill [Essex]) on Germany, the international situation, and civil defence. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6063-4.Typed report of WSC's speech (10 March, Chigwell [Essex]) on the Prime Minister [Neville Chamberlain] and foreign policy, and co-operation between France and Britain. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6071-2.Notes for WSC's speech (14 March, Waltham Abbey [Essex]) entitled "The Fruits of Munich [Germany]" on the German occupation of Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and Slovakia] and the threat to Britain. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6081-2. Brief notes for WSC's speech (12 April, Epping [Essex]) entitled "Carry it through" on the need to stand firm against [Adolf] Hitler and the situation in the Balkans. Also includes a cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6097-9.Notes for WSC's speech (19 April, Canada Club Dinner) in honour of Richard Bennett [former Prime Minister of Canada], and commenting on world affairs, and Canada's role in the Empire. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6105-7.Notes for WSC's speech (24 April, Mansion House [London]) appealing on behalf of territorial recruiting. Also includes a cutting from the Daily Mail reporting WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6107-8.Notes for WSC's speech (25 April) on the United States and international affairs.Notes for WSC's broadcast to the United States (28 April) on Hitler's rejection of President Roosevelt's initiative urging him to guarantee non-aggression. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6115-7.Press statement (April, not issued) on the Mediterranean fleet and HMS Ark Royal.Also includes notes for a speech by WSC [identified in file as the Epping speech, but possibly from WSC's speech (4 November 1938, Winchester House, London, Central Council of the West Essex Unionist Association)] defending his criticism of the Munich agreement.


  • [Nov] [1938] - Apr 1939

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