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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence M., 27 Apr 1949 - 10 Nov 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/173

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: William Mabane; George Marshall, United States Secretary of Defence, comparing his current service with wartime (3); Julius Holmes, Charge d'Affaires, United States Embassy, London; Walter Gifford [United States Ambassador to Britain] (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Gifford Martel [former head of Military Mission to Moscow, Soviet Union] on banding the Allied armies together against the Soviet Union, and 1st Lord Montgomery's failure to exploit mobility and armour (2); Queen Mary; John Maude; Paul Maze on subjects including relations between France and Germany (5); Gwen, Lady Melchett; Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, thanking WSC for his help on his visit to Britain (3); Sir Stewart Menzies (2); Sir Gerald Kelly [President, Royal Academy of Arts] on the painter Raoul Millais; Jules Moch, French Minister of National Defence; Sir Walter Monckton, thanking WSC for introducing him to the House of Commons; Mary, Lady Moncreiffe, on anti-British feeling in the United States over Korea; 1st Lord Montgomery of Alamein on subjects including WSC founding the Parachute Regiment, "The Hinge of Fate", volume 4 of ["The Second World War"], his views of Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck as a soldier, and an Alamein Reunion (6); Admiral Sir Henry Moore (2); Admiral Frank Fletcher, US Navy; 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson, President, Royal College of Physicians] on WSC's health and the effect of swimming, and a speech by WSC to the College (3); Dorothy, Lady Moran [earlier Dorothy Wilson] (4); Sir Clive Morrison-Bell on his film on proportional representation (4); Sir Desmond Morton on austerity and fear of the future in Britain; CSC; Irene, Lady Ravensdale; 1st Lord Mountbatten of Burma (3); Sir Alfred Munnings on painting WSC's racehorse, Colonist II (3); 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffry FitzClarence]; General Douglas MacArthur; John McCloy, United States High Commissioner for Germany (2); Henry MacCormac [Consulting Dermatologist]; 1st Lord McGowan, Chairman, Imperial Chemical Industries Limited [ICI] on Jan Smuts [former Prime Minister of South Africa] and the political situation in South Africa, congratulations on the General Election (1951), and the success of 1st Lord Alexander [of Tunis] as Governor General of Canada (3); James McGuigan, Archbishop of Toronto [Canada] on the Church's role in the Commonwealth; Robert MacKenna [Consulting Dermatologist] (3); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton].Other subjects include: autograph requests; MacArthur's comments on the effects of wartime policy in the Balkans.Also includes: a memorandum by Sir Gifford Martel on modern war and combating the military threat from the Soviet Union; a programme for an exhibition by Paul Maze; a sketch of WSC and a racehorse by Maze; a signed photograph of Robert Menzies; a proof of a Washington Post editorial on United States relations with China, and a press cutting on a meeting between Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, and President Truman; the text of Montgomery's speech at the Alamein Reunion; notes from Moran on polio; a press cutting from the Daily Telegraph of Sir Clive Morrison-Bell's letter on post-war full employment; a print of MacArthur's address to Congress (April 1951) on Asia; a copy of the Landsberg Report on Nazi war criminals; texts of McGowan's lectures on a century of British industry, 100 years of chemistry and his speech on receiving the freedom of Glasgow [Scotland]; a copy of a memorial address for Mackenzie King.


  • Creation: 27 Apr 1949 - 10 Nov 1951

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1 file(s) (310 loose folios)

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folios 136-9, 141, 143, 148-9, 152, 154, 192-3, 197, 199-200: Copyright holders (Alfred Munnings and Lord Moran) have withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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