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Speeches: Lists of speeches and speech notes., 1945 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/1A-D

Scope and Contents

Includes lists of the speeches made by WSC between 1945 and 1954 with details of the place of delivery, subjects covered and numbers of words.Speech notes for WSC's speech (20 October 1945, Woodford [Essex]) on receiving the freedom of the Borough of Wanstead and Woodford on subjects including: his long association with Essex and his disappointment at not being re-elected. Also includes an invitation card for the event.Hansard report and speech notes for WSC's speech (22 October 1945, House of Commons) on demobilisation of the forces in the army, navy and RAF and on the scheme proposed by Ernest Bevin [when Minister of Labour and National Service]. Source material includes: a letter from Frederick Leathers [former Minister of War Transport]; a statement by George Isaacs, Minister of Labour and National Service; and a copy of Hansard reporting on railways, transport, the Women's Land Army and political prisoners. Published: Complete Speeches VII pp 7226-35.Hansard report and manuscript notes for WSC's speech (23 October 1945, House of Commons) on "New Budget Proposals". Published: Complete Speeches VII pp 7236-8.Speech notes for WSC's speech at the Alamein dinner (23 October 1945, Claridge's Hotel, London) about the battle of El Alamein [Egypt] and the changes of command which were required including praise for the achievements of General Harold Alexander as Commander in Chief Middle East and Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery as Commander of the Eighth Army. Also includes a copy of Montgomery's speech introducing WSC and a newspaper cutting. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7235-6.Also includes sections from other speeches on communism and the election campaign (made in 1950 or 1951).


  • 1945 - 1954

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