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Articles, 1933 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 7/7

Scope and Contents

Typescript texts and drafts of articles and some broadcasts on subjects including: General Maxime Weygand; the Local Defence Volunteers; co-operation between the Army and Royal Air Force, particularly relating to operations in France; the need for strong leadership and a small War Cabinet in the direction of the war effort; whether the Royal Air Force should retain its own authority; General Alphonse Georges; France as Britain’s ally; the war of nerves with Germany; Adolf Hitler’s tactics; problems caused by bureaucracy; the need for reform of the Vagrancy Act following the death of Thomas Parker while in prison; the Anglo-German Naval Agreement; the dangers of isolation from the rest of Europe; workers’ holiday entitlement; a demilitarized zone between France and Germany; the failure of the League of Nations following Italy’s invasion of Abyssinia [later Ethiopia]; co-ordination of the Defence services; General Alexander von Kluck; the twentieth anniversary of the start of the First World War; the political situation in France (1934); German aggression towards Austria; a native Parliament in Kenya, following the report of the Kenya Land Commission; Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg; the memoirs of Raymond Poincare; Christmas 1917; the danger of preventive war; threatened revision of the Treaty of Versailles; the economic recovery under the National Government.


  • Creation: 1933 - 1940

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

SPRS 2/2/4

Finding aid date

2006-12-07 12:14:05.073000+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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