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Speeches: speech notes., 01 Jun 1949 - 17 Aug 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/26A-D

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (1 June, Kensington Town Hall [London]) on receiving the freedom of the Borough of Kensington including: his memories and experience of Kensington; its history and contribution during World War II and his descent from John, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7824-5 (part).Brief manuscript notes for WSC's speech (26 June, Savoy Hotel [London]) at the 1922 Committee Luncheon.Speech notes for WSC's speech (5 July, Sikorski Institute, London) on the opening of the institute and paying tribute to General Wladyslaw Sikorski and his importance to Poland. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7825-6.Hansard report of WSC's speech (21 July, House of Commons) in the foreign affairs debate on Germany's "unconditional surrender" at the end of World War II and the importance of European unification. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7826-31.Speech notes for WSC's speech (23 July, Wolverhampton [Staffordshire]) at the meeting of the Conservative party on Conservative policy including: the publication of "The right road for Britain"; criticism of the Labour government's policy on taxation, nationalisation, housing; centralisation and economic policy; his Liberal reforms; and the illness of Sir Stafford Cripps [Chancellor of the Exchequer]. Source material includes notes and correspondence from Reginald Maudling of the Conservative Party Secretariat; suggestions for the speech from R A Butler of the Conservative Party research department; and notes on the financial situation, housing and agriculture. Also includes copies of the speech issued to the press. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7831-5.Speech notes (in English and French) for WSC's speech (12 August, open air meeting Place Kleber, Strasbourg [France]) on United Europe including: his hopes for the Assembly and the importance of the United Nations and of opposing tyranny. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7836-40 (English and French).Speech notes for WSC's speech (17 August, European Assembly, Strasbourg) on the importance of Europe within the United Nations; the role and constitution of the assembly; and human rights. Source material includes background notes and suggestions from R A Butler. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7841-4.


  • 01 Jun 1949 - 17 Aug 1949

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