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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 30 Mar 1943 - 08 Jun 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/191A-B

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Speech notes for a speech by WSC (not used) and part of a broadcast about India on calls for Indian independence, the achievements of the Indian army, Gandhi's fast and WSC's illness. Part of the notes form an unused section of WSC's broadcast of 21 March 1943 [see CHAR 9/193]. Source material includes correspondence from Leo Amery, Secretary of State for India and Burma [later Myanmar] (3), Francis Turnbull [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for India] (2); a pamphlet on Britain and India; a statement by the Government of India on the Congress Party and disturbances; official reports on debates on the India and Burma bill and the situation in India; extracts from the Atlantic Declaration and broadcasts by Amery; and notes on the Indian army. For a set of speech notes, see CHAR 9/191A/1-12.Speech notes for WSC's speech (30 March) on successful operations in Tunisia. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6765-6.Notes for debate in secret session (31 March) on Hours of Sitting.Speech notes for WSC's speech (7 April) on Tunisian operations and the successes of the Desert Army. Published: Complete Speeches VII, p 6768.Speech notes for WSC's speech (8 June) on the war situation including: decisions made at Casablanca [Morocco], his visit to Washington [United States], co-operation between the British and American armies; figures of enemy prisoners; the U Boat war; ship-building; and the formation of the French National Committee of Liberation. Also includes copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] and notes from Francis Brown [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6786-92.


  • Creation: 30 Mar 1943 - 08 Jun 1943

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