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Speeches: House of Commons: Draft speech notes for WSC's speech "European Dangers", 23 Nov 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAQ/1/6/2

Scope and Contents

On subjects including the Geneva Conference on disarmament, the Lausanne Conference [which resulted in agreement to suspend First World War reparation payments by Germany] and the Ottawa Conference [Imperial Economic Conference]; the prospect of German rearmament; the danger posed by Russia [the Soviet Union]; disarmament; the League of Nations; the strength of the French Army; and the British government's duty to attempt to prevent war in Europe.

Comprising "psalm style" speech notes, a mix of typewritten (with annotations by WSC) and handwritten (by WSC). The pages are numbered but there are no pages 13 or 20 [mistake in numbering, rather than pages missing].

With an envelope labelling the speech as "House of Commons, 24.11.32, Foreign Affairs".


  • Creation: 23 Nov 1932

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1 folder(s) (2 items)

21 folio(s)

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Custodial History

This item is not stamped with a “Chartwell Trust” or “W.S.C.” stamp, so was not part of the Chartwell or Churchill papers which were stamped by the Public Record Office in 1961-1964.

Related Materials

Related to the Churchill Papers, similar to material in CHAR 9/101.


Published in 'Winston S. Churchill, His Complete Speeches' volume 5 by Robert Rhodes James, pp. 5197-5206. Extracts are also published in 'Winston S. Churchill' volume V 'The Prophet of Truth' by Martin Gilbert, pp.450-452.

Repository Details

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