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Special correspondence: [Robert] Anthony Eden, 1937-02 - 1955-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/2/10

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


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Box 240

Finding aid date

2004-08-31 09:26:52.997000+00:00

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