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Special correspondence: Lord Beaverbrook, 1939-04 - 1954-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/2/2

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with 1st Lord Beaverbrook [owner of the Daily Express, earlier Max Aitken] on subjects including: Beaverbrook's lack of faith in the Conservative Government, particularly [Robert] Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Avon]; the importance of keeping a base in the Suez Canal Zone [Egypt]; the lack of a Conservative policy on the Empire; GATT [General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade] and Empire trade; emigration; LSA's views on the Western Union; speeches and articles by LSA; an attempt by Canada to break up the sterling area; air territory (cabotage) within the Empire.


  • 1939-04 - 1954-12

Conditions Governing Access

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 240

Finding aid date

2004-08-12 12:03:25.780000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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