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Finnish Aid Committee, 1940-01 - 1941-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/6/29

Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence on aid to Finland, including: memorandum from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on foreign volunteers in the Finnish Army; minutes of the British Committee for Finland; memoranda by 1st Lord Davies on the purpose of the committee, his visit to Finland and the failures of the Government since 1935; orders of the day by Carl Mannerheim, the Finnish Commander-in-Chief, on the peace treaty with the Soviet Union, and on British volunteers in Finland; official reports of the Finnish Aid Bureau and British Contingent of the International Volunteer Force for Finland; report on the British volunteers.

Correspondents include: [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, on letting the Finns have more guns; Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty]; Lord Halifax [Foreign Secretary, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] (2); Lord Davies; Harold Gibson, Director of the Finnish Aid Bureau (7); [Edward] Hugh Dalton [Minister of Economic Warfare] on the Government's refusal to export aluminium to Finland; [Robert] Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon], advising LSA to decline a Finnish honour.


  • Creation: 1940-01 - 1941-09

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 174

Finding aid date

2003-12-18 16:47:22.313000+00:00


Repository Details

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