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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 08 Feb 1944 - 12 Nov 1944

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/204A-C

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's speech (2 March, Royal College of Physicians, London) on advances in medicine and science and the importance of a National Health Service. Also includes correspondence and source material from: 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson] President of the Royal College of Physicians (2); Michael Reed [Private Secretary to Minister of Health]; notes and copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC]; a paper on the NHS and extracts from Hansard on public health. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6895-7.Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (26 March) entitled "The hour of our greatest effort is approaching" on successes in the war including the fall of Mussolini; the end of the U Boat war; operations in the Soviet Union and in the Far East; post war planning including provision of housing; and postponement of decisions on demobilisation. Also includes correspondence and source material from: General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe] on concealing the date of "Overlord" [codename for the invasion of Normandy, France]; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Eleanor Rathbone; Pierson Dixon [Principal Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary] (2); and 1st Lord Kindersley, President of the National Savings Committee; notes and copies of correspondence from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] and John Colville [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]; and an extract from Hansard (for 8 February) on housing. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6907-16.Speech notes for WSC's speech (15 June, Mexican Embassy, London) entitled "The rights of small nations" on the war situation and the importance of international co-operation. Also includes correspondence and source material from Alan Hodge; Paul Mason [Acting Counsellor Foreign Office] (2); notes and copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan and George Dodds [Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 6950-52.Speech notes for WSC's speech (9 November, Lord Mayor's Luncheon, Mansion House, London) reviewing 1944 and the liberation of Rome [Italy], Athens [Greece], Paris [France] and Brussels [Belgium]; successes against the U Boats; the Teheran [Iran] conference; the United States presidential election; progress in Italy under General Sir Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] and in the Netherlands under General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group]. Also includes correspondence and source material from: Alan Robbins, News Editor of the Times; Leslie Bowker, City Remembrancer; General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to Minister of Defence, WSC]; and General Sir Bernard Montgomery; notes and copies of correspondence from John Martin and Leslie Rowan; a copy of The Times report on the speech; a newscutting about the Lord Mayor, Sir Frank Alexander and a copy of a speech to be delivered by him; and casualty figures. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7025-9.Speech notes for WSC's speech (12 November, Paris Liberation Committee Reception, Hotel de Ville, Paris) on unity with France and praise for Charles de Gaulle. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7031-3.

Dates

  • 08 Feb 1944 - 12 Nov 1944

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

3 file(s) (3 bound files (290 folios))

Language of Materials

English

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