Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 30 Nov 1944 - 15 Dec 1944
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Speech notes for WSC's speech (15 December) on Poland entitled "Poland's future" including an extract from an earlier speech on decisions made at the Teheran [Persia, later Iran] conference and the need for agreement with the Soviet Union about the frontiers of Poland. Also includes correspondence and source material from: Guy Schofield, editor of the Evening News; Lord Alfred Douglas on the publication of correspondence between himself and WSC (3); Lady Daphne Straight; Bernard Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary]; notes and copies of correspondence from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC], John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], and John Colville [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]; extracts from Hansard; newscuttings; and a survey of press reaction to the speech. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7064-72.Speech notes for WSC's statement (30 November) on Lend Lease and negotiations made by 1st Lord Keynes with the United States for the continuation of the war after the defeat of Germany. Also includes a letter from Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos] Minister of Production. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7045-7.Hansard notes of WSC's statement (5 December) on the situation in Greece and deaths caused by police firing after a general strike proposed by EAM had begun. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7049-50.Speech notes for WSC's speech (8 December) on British intervention in European countries entitled "European difficulties" maintaining the importance of constitutional and democratic government and detailing the situations in Greece, Spain, Belgium and Italy. Also includes correspondence and source material from: Pierson Dixon [Principal Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to Minister of Defence, WSC]; Clement Attlee [Lord President of the Council and Deputy Prime Minister]; notes and copies of correspondence from John Peck and Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7050-64.Chronologically the first speech in the file belongs at the end.
- 30 Nov 1944 - 15 Dec 1944
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