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Literary: Correspondence: War Memoirs ("Valiant Years" and "Finest Hours")., Feb 1964 - May 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/456A-B

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Correspondence between Anthony Montague Browne, Private Secretary to WSC and John (Jack) Le Vien (9) on television and film rights to WSC's war memoirs, particularly documentary film "Finest Hours".File also includes comments on screenplay by Montague Browne, correspondence with Sir Francis Fogarty, Director-General of the English Speaking Union (3) on arrangements for Premiere of "Finest Hours"; correspondence with Anthony Moir, Fladgate & Co., Solicitors (6) on copyright and receipts from film and television broadcasts; cuttings from the Evening News and the Daily Mail (advance publicity for film); reviews of the film from British and United States press; magazine Senior Scholastic, 18 Nov 1964, containing 90th birthday tribute to WSC; letter from Sir Peter Garran, British Ambassador to the Netherlands on premiere of "Finest Hours" in Holland.


  • Creation: Feb 1964 - May 1965

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