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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes, Hansard and source material., 12 Jul 1954 - 05 Sep 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/55A-B

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Speech notes and copies of Hansard for WSC's speech (12 July, House of Commons) entitled "Visit to the United States and Canada" on subjects including: WSC's concern at the lack of information given by the United States on their hydrogen bomb tests; his visit with Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Foreign Secretary, for personal talks with Dwight Eisenhower, President of the United States; hopes for more open relations in future; his reception in Canada; Britain's common aims with the United States on reducing armaments, supporting the United Nations, and developing spiritual, economic and military strength; the failure of France to ratify the European Defence Community agreement, and West Germany's equal share in Western defence; negotiations on Indo China [later Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam] and South East Asian defence; the possibility of China joining the United Nations; the aim of peaceful coexistence with the Communist States. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8576 - 85.Speech notes and copy of Hansard for WSC's speech (14 July, House of Commons) entitled "Review of Foreign Affairs" on his talks with Eisenhower over Egypt, and the interest of the United States in contributing to Egyptian defence, Britain and West Germany's part in the European Defence Community, and [in Hansard] the question of China's entry into the United Nations. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8585 - 92.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (5 September, Esher Trophy Presentation to 615 Squadron, Biggin Hill Aerodrome [Kent]) entitled "The Royal Auxiliary Air Force" on the achievements of the squadron, the share of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force in defence and changes in military tactics since the war. Published: Complete Speeches VIII pp 8592 - 3.


  • Creation: 12 Jul 1954 - 05 Sep 1954

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