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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 11 May 1943 - 30 Jun 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/194A-B

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Press cuttings of WSC's broadcast from Washington, United States (14 May) on the Home Guard in which he pays tribute to the members of the Home Guard. Also includes correspondence from Sydney Redman [Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War]; Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore [Chairman of the Home Guard Joint Parliamentary Committee] (3); Robert Gransden; George Anderson, Principal Officer Eastern civil defence region (2); telegrams from the Ministry of Information; and notes and copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC], Francis Brown [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC], John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] and Colonel Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6772-4.Speech notes and press cuttings of WSC's address (19 May, United States Congress) on the war situation including: his relief at the entry of the United States into the war; operations against Japan; the Battle of the Atlantic and shipping losses; air offensives against Germany; the co-ordination of joint operations; liaison with President Roosevelt; and events and operations in Egypt and North Africa. Also includes correspondence from Michael Wright of the British Embassy in Washington (2); 1st Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (4); Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House of Representatives; Joseph Baldwin; Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information]; Walter Citrine; James Forrestal, Under Secretary of the United States Navy; Fiorello Laguardia, Mayor of New York; Sir Patrick Hannon; and telegrams from the Air Ministry (5) including information on Allied and Axis casualties. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6775-84.Speech notes for WSC's speech (30 June, Guildhall, London) entitled "Before the autumn leaves fall" on receiving the freedom of London and on the war situation including: a review of the war; the British empire and links with the dominions; allegiance with the United States; the resistance of London; the Home Front; the Battle of the Atlantic and shipping losses; and affairs in the Mediterranean and Italy. Source material includes figures of civilian casualties; correspondence from Admiral Harold Stark, Commander of United States forces in Europe, and William Morrison [later 1st Lord Dunrossin] Minister of Town and Country Planning; and copies of correspondence from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6792-99.


  • 11 May 1943 - 30 Jun 1943

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