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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, newspaper cuttings and source material., 19 May 1940 - 23 Dec 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/176A-B

Scope and Contents

BBC broadcast by WSC (19 May) entitled "Arm yourselves and be ye men of valour" on the war situation in France and the formation of the coalition government. Source material includes notes from Andrew Stewart. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6220-23.BBC broadcast by WSC (17 June) entitled "The news from France is very bad" on the capitulation of France. Published: Complete Speeches VI, p 6231.BBC broadcast by WSC (14 July) entitled "War of the unknown warriors" on the disabling of the French navy, the fall of France, Hitler's threat to invade Britain and on the Home Guard. Source material includes letter from Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6247-50.BBC broadcast by WSC (11 September) on the night bombing of London entitled "Every man to his post" on the Battle of Britain, the possibility of invasion and the threat posed by Hitler. Source material includes correspondence from: John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] (4); Ing Jar Necas, Czech Minister of State; Lord Cecil of Chelwood; [Alfred Duff Cooper, later 1st Lord Norwich] Minister of Information; General John Dill [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Captain Ronald Brockman [Admiral's Secretary to 1st Sea Lord, Sir Dudley Pound]; and General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6275-7. Draft notes for this broadcast at CHAR 9/176A/37-41 and final speaking notes at CHAR 9/144/61-67.Speech notes for WSC's speech (9 October, Caxton Hall, London) on his leadership of the Conservative Party and the retirement of Neville Chamberlain. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6294-6.BBC broadcast by WSC (21 October) to the people of France entitled "Dieu protege la France". Includes speech notes in English and French. Source material includes correspondence from: John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]; Alfred Duff Cooper; William Clinton-Baddeley; Yvonne Rothschild; Henri de Kerillis; Sir Ian Malcolm; and from Major Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] on a broadcast by the Anglo-French alliance for a Free France. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6296-8.Speech notes for WSC's speech (9 November, Mansion House, London) entitled "A long road to tread" on the illness of Neville Chamberlain, the strength of London, the re-election of President Roosevelt, munitions and the opposition of Greece to Benito Mussolini. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6304-6.BBC broadcast by WSC (23 December) to Italy on Mussolini and British-Italian relations in the past. Includes speech notes in English and Italian. Source material includes copy letters from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] and notes on Guiseppe Mazzini and Camillo Cavour. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6322-5.

Dates

  • 19 May 1940 - 23 Dec 1940

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 files (222 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English

Related Materials

For further material for the above speeches see CHAR 9/144 and CHAR 9/145.Churchill Archives Centre also holds a collection of "Other Deposited Collections related to Winston Churchill" which includes a recording of Churchill delivering "Arm yourselves and be ye men of valour" under the alternate title of "In a solemn hour" at WCHL 3/1 and WCHL 12/21. Access copies are needed to consult audio-visual material - please contact Churchill Archives Centre to confirm availability.

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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