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Yugoslav Society of Great Britain, 1941-12 - 1952-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/60

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly between LSA and Leonard Green, Chairman of the society, on subjects including LSA becoming President of the society, meetings, funds, criticism by Green of King Peter II of Yugoslavia's dictatorial actions, and winding up the society. Other correspondents include: Katharine, Duchess of Atholl [President of the Yugoslav Aid Committee]; Vane Ivanovic, Chairman of the Benevolent Association of Free Citizens of Yugoslavia (4); [Edward] Hugh Dalton, President of the Board of Trade, refusing permission for the society to buy relief clothing for Yugoslavia [now Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; 1st Lord Croft [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War]; Canon John Douglas, General Secretary, Church of England Council on Foreign Relations; H P Hodder, Secretary of the society (3); [Robert] Anthony Eden, Foreign Secretary [later 1st Lord Avon] (2); Sir Thomas Cook, Vice-Chairman of the society; Alfred Longden, Director of Fine Art, for the British Council.

Also includes: memorandum by Dr Dragoila Popovich on displaced Yugoslavs and the International Refugee Organisation; memoranda on the Benevolent Association of Free Citizens of Yugoslavia; text of speech by LSA, given as President of the Yugoslav Society; report by Yugoslav refugees on conditions in their refugee camp in Germany; text of the sermon given by the Dean of Westminster [Paul de Labilliere] at a thanksgiving service for the liberation of Belgrade; texts of addresses by Drago Marusic, Deputy Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, and LSA, following the thanksgiving service.


  • Creation: 1941-12 - 1952-04

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 216

Related Materials

See also AMEL 1/7/2.

Finding aid date

2004-03-16 12:15:31.107000+00:00



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