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Speeches: Speech notes., 04 Oct 1946 - 28 Oct 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/9A-E

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Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (4 October 1946, Blackpool [Lancashire]) on receiving the freedom of Blackpool.Speech notes and galley proofs of WSC's speech (5 October 1946, Conservative Party conference, Blackpool) entitled "Every Dog His Day" on subjects including: criticism of the Labour government; the need for a concerted opposition to Communism; foreign policy; the deterioration of relations with the Soviet Union; post war reconstruction; the electoral system; taxation; housing; the coal industry; agriculture; nationalisation; foreign policy and Indian independence; and the need for increased Conservative Party organisation and recruitment. Source material includes: notes from "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]; briefing papers from 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; correspondence from Colonel Oliver Stanley and 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier Frederick Lindemann]; and newspaper cuttings. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7382-90.Speech notes and Hansard report of WSC's speech (11 October 1946, House of Commons) on the second reading of the Roosevelt Memorial bill on: the need for a memorial to Franklin Roosevelt; his comradeship with Roosevelt; Roosevelt's role in the Second World War and place in history. Hansard report also includes a debate on atomic energy. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7390-91.Speech notes for WSC's speech (23 October 1946) at the El Alamein reunion dinner on: the battle of El Alamein [Egypt] and the achievements of General Harold Alexander as Commander in Chief Middle East and Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery as Commander of the Eighth Army.Speech notes and Hansard report (23 October 1946, House of Commons) on foreign affairs in various countries including: Egypt and the Suez canal, Palestine, Greece, Poland, the Soviet Union, Marshal [Josip] Tito and the shooting of United States aeroplanes in Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; Communism; demobilisation; WSC's view of the Soviet Union and the opinions he expressed in his Fulton speech ["The Sinews of Peace" see CHUR 5/4A-B]. Source material includes: press cuttings; correspondence from Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton] Head of the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat; notes from "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]; notes from R A Butler of the Conservative Party research department with a copy of his own speech on foreign affairs. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7391-8.Speech notes and press cuttings for WSC's speech (24 October 1946, Loughton, Essex) on communism in which he discusses nationalisation, the Soviet Union and criticisms of the Labour government. Source material includes a copy of Hansard on the debate on the National Health Service. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7398.


  • Creation: 04 Oct 1946 - 28 Oct 1946

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