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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 05 May 1941 - 26 Dec 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/182A-B

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (3 May) to the Polish people on the attack on Poland by Germany and the siege of Warsaw. Also includes correspondence from Count Edward Raczynski [Polish Ambassador to Great Britain], Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon , Foreign Secretary] and notes and copies of correspondence from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] and John Colville [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6385-7.Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (recorded 29 May, broadcast 2 June) to Canada. Also includes correspondence from Charles Ritchie [Second Secretary, Canadian High Commission] (2), Saville Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] and notes and copies of correspondence from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], from Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC], John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC], John Colville [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6407-8.Speech notes for WSC's speech (12 June, Dominion High Commissioners and Allied Countries' Ministers Conference, London) entitled "Our solid, stubborn strength" condemning atrocities committed by the Nazis and Hitler. Includes speech notes in English and French. Also includes correspondence from: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet], Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma], [Douglas, 14th Duke of] Hamilton; notes and copies of correspondence from John Martin and Leslie Rowan; and extracts from a speech by Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6423-5.Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (16 June) entitled "The old lion" to Rochester University [United States] on receiving an honorary degree on his links to and admiration for the United States. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6425-7.WSC's broadcast (22 June) on the German invasion of Russia. Extracts of the speech only are present. Also includes correspondence from Clare Sheridan, [Herbert Morrison] Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security, Dr Edward Benes [President of the Czechoslovak National Committee]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6427-31.Speech by WSC (14 July, Civil Defence Review, Hyde Park, London). Rough notes for speech only present. Also includes copies of correspondence and notes from John Martin and Leslie Rowan and figures for the civil defence services.Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (24 August) including: the Atlantic Charter, alliance between the United States and Great Britain, his meeting with President Roosevelt [at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada] and condemning the New Order, Nazism and the invasion of the Soviet Union. Also includes correspondence from Christopher Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Duncan Sandys and Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill and Diana Bailey], Lord President of the Council [Sir John Anderson, later 1st Lord Waverley], Alan Hodge [Assistant Private Secretary to Minister of Information] and copies of correspondence or notes from Leslie Rowan, John Martin, Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC], and John Colville. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6472-8.WSC's speech (10 November, Mansion House, London) on Japan. Speech notes are not present. Associated material includes correspondence from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] and William Mallet [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; notes on China and the Soviet Union.For further material for the above speeches see also CHAR 9/151 and CHAR 9/152.

Dates

  • 05 May 1941 - 26 Dec 1941

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 bound files (269 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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