Special correspondence: [Robert] Anthony Eden, 1937-02 - 1955-04
Scope and Contents
Correspondence with Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] on subjects including: a pension paid to the Turkish Imperial Family; French attempts to bring about a Four-Power meeting on the future of Germany; developing Empire trade and the influence of GATT [general agreement on tariffs and trade]; LSA's views on the situation in Palestine; National Service; defence of the Suez Canal [Egypt] and the Sudan problem; keeping out of internal Yugoslav politics [Yugoslavia, later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; LSA's plan for a nucleus of skiing and mountaineer troops; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain's failure to rally the nation and to persuade Germany that Britain was in earnest about war; the Munich Pact; Japan's drive into China following the Munich Pact; a proposed visit to Britain by Kurt von Schuschnigg [Chancellor of Austria]; the difficulties of Eden meeting Chaim Weizmann [President of the World Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency for Palestine].
Other correspondents include: Sir Paul Dukes; Myron Taylor.
Also includes: rough notes by LSA and a supplement from the bi-monthly survey of Commonwealth and colonial affairs, on the Conservative contribution to the Commonwealth in Asia, including LSA's role in India.
- 1937-02 - 1955-04
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