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Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: Paris [France] (May 1947)., 25 Jul 1945 - 15 Jun 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/252

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Correspondents on WSC's visit include: Lord Duncannon [later 10th Lord Bessborough, 1st Secretary, British Embassy, Paris] thanking those sending congratulations to WSC on his receiving the medaille militaire (3); Joseph Paul-Boncour, President, Franco-British Parliamentary Group, on WSC receiving the medaille militaire; General L Mast, on the medal; Comtesse Greffuhle [earlier Princess de Cameran-Chimay] inviting WSC to stay and recalling Lady Randolph Churchill and WSC's aunt [Janey] Lady Archibald Campbell; Lady Diana Cooper [later Diana, Lady Norwich] on the illness of Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, British Ambassador to France]; Duff Cooper on an invitation for WSC to visit Rouen. Also includes notes and correspondence by Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Christine Taylor and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretaries. A large proportion of the papers in this file are in French.Other subjects include: collaborators in Thionville; the non-inclusion of Poland in WSC's plan for a United States of Europe, and the threat to Eastern Europe from the Soviet Union; requests for interviews with WSC; gifts for WSC; travel arrangements; expenses.Also includes: French local election material (1936); synopsis for book on Russian political life under Tsar Nicholas II, by S d'Everlingue; extracts from the press on Etienne Mantoux's response to 1st Lord Keynes's attack on the Treaty of Versailles, "The Economic Consequences of the Peace"; poem for WSC; programme for ceremonial award of WSC's medaille militaire.


  • Creation: 25 Jul 1945 - 15 Jun 1947

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