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"Commonwealth and Empire", 28 Oct 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/21B/338-441

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) in the debate following the speech made by King George VI including: the use of the term "Commonwealth" and the Labour government's avoidance of the terms "Empire", "Dominion" and "British"; his opinions regarding Ireland and the situation there; unrest in Burma [later Myanmar] and India; European affairs including the progress of integration and the treatment of war criminals; and criticism of the Labour government's policy on issues including defence and nationalisation.Includes filing envelope. Typecript speaking notes laid out in "psalm" style to aid delivery, with manuscript amendments some by WSC.


  • Creation: 28 Oct 1948

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Copyright: WSC


53 folio(s)

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Complete Speeches VII pp 7717-7730

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