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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes, prints and source material., 14 Jan 1952 - 26 Feb 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/46A-C

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Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (14 January, Banquet given by the Canadian Government, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa) entitled "Britain and Canada", on subjects including: a tribute to Mackenzie King [late Prime Minister of Canada]; Canada's part in the war and the effort still needed for peace; the shift of power from Europe to Canada and the United States; the broadening of NATO, support for a United Europe and a European Army, and Britain's future in Europe; Britain's economic situation; the British constitution, and a tribute to King George VI and the visit to Canada by Princess Elizabeth [later Queen Elizabeth II] and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh [earlier Philip Mountbatten]; the future of Canada. Source material includes notes by John Colville [Joint Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on Canada in the war, the Canadian economy and trade with Britain. Also includes speech notes by Colville in French on the Atlantic Community and United Europe, and draft notes on Britain's economy and position in Europe. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8320 - 3.Speech notes, typescript and print for WSC's speech (17 January, United States Congress, Washington) entitled "Address to the United States Congress" on subjects including: Britain's war debts, economic position and help needed for rearmament; the United States's stand against China; the gulf between the Soviet Union and the West; the results of Western rearmament; the policy of Britain and the United States in the Far East, including on peace with Japan; the 4-Power presence in the Canal Zone [Egypt]; the founding of Israel; European unity and relations with NATO; the defence of Western Europe, including the deterrent and danger of atomic weapons. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8323 - 9.Speech notes, typescript and extract from Hansard for WSC's speech (30 January, House of Commons) entitled "Anglo- American Conversations" on keeping up relations with the United States, the command of the Atlantic, negotiations with Korea and China, the strengthening of the United Nations' authority, risks of being tied down in a war with China, the dispersal of European forces in the Far East and Middle East, and the importance of acting in concert with the United States in the Middle East and Egypt. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8329 - 36.Speech notes, typescript and prints for WSC's broadcast (7 February, 10 Downing Street) entitled "King George VI" on the death of the King, his reign, the monarchy and the new Queen Elizabeth II [earlier Princess Elizabeth]. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8336 - 8.Speech notes, typescript and copy of Hansard for WSC's speech (11 February, House of Commons) entitled "King George VI", proposing motions of sympathy to Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and Queen Mary on the King's death, reviewing the previous reigns of the 20th Century, the King's part in the war, the importance of the Crown to the Commonwealth and Empire, and on hopes for the new reign. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8339 - 42.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (26 February, House of Commons) entitled "Foreign Affairs" on subjects including: agreement with the United States on atomic bombs not being used from East Anglian air bases without British permission; the British atomic programme, its concealment from Parliament, and implications for relations with the United States; the Opposition vote of censure against WSC for wanting war with China and Korea, and his long-term view against such a war; the last Government's policy on China and Korea, and the Conservative Government's unchanged policy; keeping up relations with the United States, and anti-American feeling in Parliament; the leading role played by the United States in the fight against Communism; Formosa [Taiwan]. (See also notes at CHUR 5/47). Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8342 - 55.


  • Creation: 14 Jan 1952 - 26 Feb 1952

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