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"Foreign Affairs", 11 May 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/51C/260-320

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) on subjects including: WSC taking over at the Foreign Office; aims to conclude a truce in Korea and the repatriation of prisoners-of-war; the situation in Indo-China [later Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam]; the evacuation of Abadan, Egypt, the new Egyptian ruling junta and negotiations on the reduction of British forces in the Canal Zone; the Soviet occupation of East Germany [later part of Germany]; relations with West Germany [later part of Germany]; the cause of a United Europe; the military position of France in her colonies; Britain's position in Europe, including in defence and including the phrase "we are with them but not of them"; relations between Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia], Greece and Turkey, and between Israel and the Arab States; changes of attitude towards the West in the Soviet Union after the death of Stalin; the status of Poland as a buffer for Europe; the need for a conference of major powers to seek a peace settlement. Typescript speaking notes laid out in "psalm style" with manuscript additions by WSC.


  • Creation: 11 May 1953

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