"Westward, look, the land is bright", 27 Apr 1941
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Speaking notes for WSC's broadcast (27 April, BBC) on the war situation including: public morale; his tours of bomb-damaged cities; General Sir Archibald Wavell's [Commander in Chief Middle East] successes in Libya; German successes in the Balkans and British support for Greece; admiration in the United States for Great Britain; praise for troops from Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC); condemnation of [Benito] Mussolini "This whipped jackal"; the Battle of the Atlantic and praise for the Royal Navy and the RAF; and American aid to Britain. Top typescript copy of speaking notes laid out in "psalm" style to aid delivery annotated on the first page "Corrected copy". Annotations by WSC in black ink.
- 27 Apr 1941
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