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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 07 Jul 1943 - 31 Aug 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/195

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Broadcast by WSC (14 July) to the Polish forces on the death of General [Wladyslaw] Sikorski, former Prime Minister of Poland. Also includes correspondence from Sir Owen O'Malley, British Ambassador to Poland; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] and notes and copies of correspondence from Francis Brown [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC], John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6804-5.Speech by WSC (22 July, National Liberal Club, London) entitled "the Liberal ideal" on the unveiling of a portrait of himself, the Liberal Party and his links with it. Verbatim report of speech present. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6807-8.Speech notes for WSC's speech (31 August, The Citadel, Quebec, Canada) on the war situation including: the Quebec conference; the position of France; a tribute to Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, and the role played by Canada; a desire to have a meeting with Stalin and President Roosevelt; success of joint operations in North Africa, air operations against Germany, and operations in the Soviet Union and the Balkans; the appointment of Lord Louis Mountbatten as Supreme Allied Commander in South East Asia; and the downfall of Mussolini and [Galeazzo] Ciano. Also includes copies of telegrams from John Martin, Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC], Bernard Sendall to the Private Office from Canada; correspondence from Oliver Harvey [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Millicent [Duchess of] Sutherland; William Crozier, editor of the Manchester Guardian; Alan Hodge and a note from CSC. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6816-22.


  • Creation: 07 Jul 1943 - 31 Aug 1943

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