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Suez Canal stand: correspondence (2), 1953-11 - 1954-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/72

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the stand taken by the Suez Canal Emergency Committee in Parliament over the withdrawal of British troops from the Canal Zone, with correspondents including: Victor Weisz ["Vicky"], News Chronicle cartoonist; David Low, Manchester Guardian cartoonist (2); Cevat Acikalin [former Turkish Ambassador to Britain]; Donald Anderson; Jacques Bardoux; 2nd Lord Barnby; Arthur Bateman; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier William Max Aitken]; Leslie Hore-Belisha; Sir Iltyd Clayton; Sir Kinahan Cornwallis; Somerset de Chair; Leo d’Erlanger; [Arthur] Douglas Dodds-Parker; Patrick Domvile (2); Cyril Durnford; Geoffrey Finsberg; [William] Gordon Fallows; 1st Lord Killearn [earlier Miles Lampson]; Lieutenant-General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell (2); Patrick Maitland [later 17th Lord Lauderdale]; Sir Simon Marks; Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia; [William] David Ormsby-Gore [later 5th Lord Harlech]; [Isaac] James Pitman; [John] Enoch Powell; Redvers Prior; Viscountess Rhondda, Editor of Time and Tide; Sir Norman Seddon-Brown (2); Marcus Sieff; 1st Lord Simon; Ivor Bulmer-Thomas, Acting Managing Editor of the Daily Telegraph; 1st Lord Vansittart (3); 2nd Lord Wavell (2); Rowland Winn [later 4th Lord St Oswald]; 1st Lord Winster (2).

Also includes: list of potential committee members.


  • Creation: 1953-11 - 1954-08


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 681

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from Nov-Dec 1953.

Finding aid date

2011-01-20 12:24:37.037000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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