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Broadcasts, 1931-11 - 1952-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/17

Scope and Contents

Texts of broadcasts by LSA on subjects including: Fairbridge Farm Schools in Australia; Empire defence; the economics of Empire; the 1935 Peace Ballot; the Empire and world peace; the politician versus the businessman; the Jewish settlement in Palestine; the Empire Producers Organisation; the way of peace; Germany's debt to European civilisation; tributes to Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; why Italy should not become a German ally; the Balkans; commentaries on the war (1940, including Norway and Germany's occupation of France); venereal disease; the Magna Carta and India; Turkey; tributes to Greece; the war effort in India and Burma [later Myanmar]; Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] as a leader and writer; Bulgaria; Turkish Independence Day; the new Indian constitution; questions from the United States and Canada; the Indian Congress Party's demand for the end of British rule in India; broadcasting Parliamentary debates (in a Cabinet memorandum by LSA); the British constitution; the death of Mohandas Gandhi; the Swiss constitution; Joseph Chamberlain; tribute to [William] Mackenzie King; tribute to Jan Smuts; Europe and the Commonwealth; tribute to Lionel Curtis; the history of the Times; tribute to Sir Francis Wylie, Secretary to the Rhodes Trust; tribute to Chaim Weizmann; 21st anniversary of the Statute of Westminster.

Also includes letters from individuals including: [Cyril] Kenneth Bird on his programme about Joseph Chamberlain; Mary Adams [Head of BBC Talks and Current Affairs] on a broadcast about economic relations with the United States; Siegmund Warburg, on a broadcast to Germany; 1st Lord Rennell [earlier James Rodd] on a broadcast to Greece; Thanassis Aghnides, Greek Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, on a broadcast to Greece (2).


  • Creation: 1931-11 - 1952-07

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


4 file(s)

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Box 208

Finding aid date

2004-02-13 14:59:57.607000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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