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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 28 Aug 1944 - 18 Oct 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/201A-D

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 September) on the war situation including: successes in France, the liberation of Paris, and landings in the South of France; fighting in Italy; a tribute to the achievements of the British and United States armies; casualty figures; the campaign in Burma and progress against Japan; the use of DDT; setbacks in China; the modernisation of the British fleet; the position of Eastern European countries; and the presidential elections in the United States. Also includes correspondence and source material from: James McGregor [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War] (3); Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Colin Thornley [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (6); Gerald Whittuck [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Air]; Frank Mottershead [Principal Private Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty]; Sir Andrew Cunningham, 1st Sea Lord; Valentine Lawford (3); Archibald Clark Kerr [later 1st Lord Inverchapel] (2); Th. Agnides [Greek Ambassador to Britain]; notes and copies of correspondence from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] and Colonel Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC]; extracts from Hansard; and notes on press reaction to the speech in Germany, France, Japan and the United States. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6990-7007.


  • 28 Aug 1944 - 18 Oct 1944

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4 file(s) (4 bound files (406 folios))

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