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Speeches: Speech notes., 02 Nov 1949 - 28 Dec 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/28A-B

Scope and Contents

Brief manuscript notes for and transcript of WSC's speech of thanks (2 November 1949, Grosvenor House, Park Lane [London]) entitled "Riches of English Literature" on receiving the Sunday Times book prize including: the importance of the Sunday Times, of the English language and of reading; his experiences as a writer; and communications and television. Source material includes: notes from "Jo" [Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]; correspondence from Lionel Berry [later 2nd Lord Kemsley, Deputy Chairman of Kemsley Newspapers Limited). Also includes a copy of the speech of introduction made by 1st Lord Kemsley [earlier James Berry] Editor in Chief of the Sunday Times. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7883-4 (part).Speech notes for WSC's speech (16 November, House of Commons) on the amendments to the Iron and Steel bill proposed by the House of Lords. Also includes a copy of Hansard containing the proposed amendments and newspaper cuttings. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7885-8.Speech notes for WSC's speech (17 November, House of Commons) in the foreign affairs debate including: affairs in Czechoslovakia; an agreement to vote on the admission of eastern block countries to the United Nations Security Council; the Soviet Union's possession of atomic weapons; the policy of the Foreign Secretary [Ernest Bevin]; discussion of the term "unconditional surrender" [see also notes at CHUR 5/41] and Germany's position at the end of World War II; the nationalisation of industries; President [Josip] Tito [Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence in Yugoslavia] and affairs in Yugoslavia and Albania; and relations with Spain and China. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7888-99.Speech notes for WSC's speech (28 November, European movement, Kingsway Hall [London]) including a tribute to [Paul-Henri] Spaak, Prime Minister of Belgium and President of the European Assembly; the progress and strength of the European movement; the need to include the Commonwealth and the dominions; the reconstruction of Germany; human rights; and Eastern Europe. Source material includes: notes from and a copy of a speech by Duncan Sandys [Chairman of the International Executive of the European movement]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7899-902.Speech notes for WSC's recorded election broadcast (28 December 1949) on issues including: the rejection of Socialism in Australia and New Zealand; and the economic difficulties caused by the Labour government; and including the phrase "This is your hour. Your future is in your hands.".

Dates

  • 02 Nov 1949 - 28 Dec 1949

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 files (430 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English

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