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Correspondence between WSC and Prime Minister Clement Attlee on WSC's visit to Metz [France] and the partition of Palestine, 2-4 Jul 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAQ/2/2/54/3-8

Scope and Contents

Subjects are WSC's forthcoming visit to Metz; the debate on the Adjournment [in the House of Commons]; a telegram from the President [of the United States Harry Truman] about Palestine which Attlee had shown WSC and he had discussed with [Oliver] Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] and [Anthony] Eden; terrorism in Palestine and Jewish organisations' connections to terrorism; the idea of a Jewish national home [Israel] and the national pledges to establish it; recommendations of the Anglo-American Committee and the idea of partition of Palestine which WSC supported.


  • Creation: 2-4 Jul 1946

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External Documents


Quoted in 'Churchill and the Jews' by Martin Gilbert (2007) p. 251.


Extracts of these letters are published in 'Winston S. Churchill' volume VIII 'Never Despair' by Martin Gilbert, pp.242 and 244 and the full letters (with a part missing at the end of the letter from Attlee) are published in 'The Churchill Documents' volume 22 'Leader of the Opposition August 1945 to October 1951' by Martin Gilbert and Larry P Arnn, pp.394 and 398-399.

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