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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 30 Sep 1941 - 11 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/180A-B

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for statement by WSC (30 September) on the war situation including: the threat posed by Hitler, WSC's intention not to publish shipping losses to U-Boats, food and rations, the strength of the United States and the Soviet Union, Germany's attack on the Soviet Union, the army and Bomber Command, and events and operations in Persia. Also includes correspondence from 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis] Minister of Food, Frank Wood, and Major-General Bernard Paget, Commander-in-Chief South Eastern Command. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6490-96.Speech notes for WSC's speech (12 November) on the parliamentary address, wartime speeches by Ministers, shipping losses, food and rations, food production, fuel and production of munitions. Also includes correspondence from Hubert Gee [Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Labour], Alick Harrison [Private Secretary to the Minister of Food] with suggestions from Lord Woolton, Frederick Root [Private Secretary to the 1st Commissioner of Works] , Oliver Harvey [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary], Jack Sutherland-Harris [Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture]; copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] and press cuttings. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6506-12.Statement by WSC (20 November) on the attack in Libya against forces under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6513-4.Speech notes for WSC's speech (8 December) entitled "War with Japan" on the attack on Pearl Harbor, liaison with President Roosevelt, and the declaration of war on Japan. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6523-6.Speech notes for WSC's speech (11 December) on the war situation including: events and operations in the Soviet Union and in Libya including praise for General Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief Middle East], the Battle of the Atlantic, China's declaration of war on Japan, Germany, and Italy, and the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse. Also includes copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan and Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6527-33.For further material for the above speeches see also CHAR 9/148 and CHAR 9/149.

Dates

  • 30 Sep 1941 - 11 Dec 1941

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 bound files (270 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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