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"The Communist Menace", 25 Mar 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/24E/726-741

Scope and Contents

Speech notes for WSC's speech (Ritz-Carlton Hotel, New York [United States]) at a dinner given by Henry Luce of Life Magazine including: communism, the Cold war, and the threat posed by the Soviet Union; and the likelihood of the Soviet Union obtaining atomic weapons. Typescript draft speaking notes heavily annotated with changes by WSC in black ink and ?also in blue ballpoint. Some sections are laid out in "psalm" style to aid delivery.


  • Creation: 25 Mar 1949

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Copyright: Churchill Family


16 folio(s)

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External Documents


Complete Speeches VII, pp 7795-801.

Repository Details

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