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Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: Paris, Brussels and Antwerp (November 1945)., 13 Oct 1945 - 04 Apr 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/222

Scope and Contents

Correspondents on WSC's visit to France and Belgium include: 1st Lord Cunningham [Chief of Naval Staff] on transport for WSC (2); Sir Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, British Ambassador to Belgium, on the risks of appearing to support Leopold, King of Belgium, WSC's speech to the Belgian Parliament, and the programme for the visit (9); Edward [Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII]; 13th Lord Reay [earlier Aeneas Mackay], Foreign Office (3); Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, British Ambassador to France]; [Nicholas] Henderson [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] (2); Frank Giles, Foreign Office (2); Arthur Aveling, British Charge d'Affaires, Belgium (2); Comte du Monceau de Bergendael; Erroll Sebastian, British Consul-General, Antwerp; 1st Lord Portal [Chief of Air Staff] on transport for WSC; Sir Robert Pearson, Chairman, Stock Exchange. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by John Colville and Leslie Rowan, WSC's Private Secretaries, and "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Kathleen Hill, Grace Hamblin, Elizabeth Layton and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC' secretaries.Other subjects include: invitations and gifts for WSC.Also includes: timetables for the visit; guest lists; extract from a statement by WSC during his visit to Italy on the price of freedom (28 August 1944); a Belgian issue of Le Soir (1943); accounts of expenses; photographs of diamonds given to WSC; pamphlet of signatures from the Brussels leave hostels.


  • 13 Oct 1945 - 04 Apr 1946

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