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Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 83 Collections and/or Records:

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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 28 Oct 1938 - 11 Dec 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/133
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (25 November, Harlow [Essex]) on his position as constituency MP, British rearmament, and the international situation. Source material includes a letter on local opposition to WSC. Also includes a photograph of a painting of Lord Randolph Churchill and a cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech [see also CHAR 9/130C for further notes for the speech]. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6039-41.Notes for WSC's toast to the Duke of Kent (?28 October, [Merchant...
Dates: 28 Oct 1938 - 11 Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"The defence of freedom and peace", 16 Oct 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/132/61-78
Scope and Contents Final version of speaking notes for WSC's broadcast to the United States ([United States National Broadcasting Company]) on the need for the democracies, including the United States, to unite against the dictatorships. At the start of the speech WSC says that it may not be possible to broadcast to the US in future because "The stations are closing down; the lights are going out". Issues covered include: the consequences of the "abandonment" of Czechoslovakia [later Czech Republic and...
Dates: 16 Oct 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"The defence of freedom and peace", 16 Oct 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/132/112-113
Scope and Contents Two copies of a pamphlet including the text of WSC's broadcast to the United States (16 October 1938, [United States National Broadcasting Company]) on the need for the democracies, including the United States, to unite against the dictatorships. At the start of the speech WSC says that it may not be possible to broadcast to the US in future because "The stations are closing down; the lights are going out". Issues covered include: the consequences of the "abandonment" of Czechoslovakia...
Dates: 16 Oct 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Aug 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/257/27
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Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden, (later Lord Avon), on the Spanish Civil War. Commenting on the importance of France remaining strictly neutral even if Germany and Italy continued to support the rebels and the Soviet Union to send money to the Government. Stating that if the French Government took sides against the rebels it would be a "god send to the Germans and the pro-Germans" [carbon].

Dates: 07 Aug 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Aug 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/257/42-43
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Letter from Anthony Eden (later Lord Avon), Fitzhardinge St., London W1 to WSC, thanks for gift of book "Uncle Give Us Bread" [on the Soviet Union]. Also commenting on French neutrality in the Spanish Civil War.

Dates: 12 Aug 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/132/94-110
Scope and Contents Draft speaking notes for WSC's broadcast to the United States([United States National Broadcasting Company]) entitled "The defence of freedom and peace" on the need for the democracies, including the United States, to unite against the dictatorships. At the start of the speech WSC says that it may not be possible to broadcast to the US in future because "The stations are closing down; the lights are going out". Issues covered include: the consequences of the "abandonment" of Czechoslovakia...
Dates: 16 Oct 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Oct 1938

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/132/114-119
Scope and Contents Printed proofs of WSC's broadcast to the United States (16 October 1938, [United States National Broadcasting Company]) entitled "The defence of freedom and peace" on the need for the democracies, including the United States, to unite against the dictatorships. At the start of the speech WSC says that it may not be possible to broadcast to the US in future because "The stations are closing down; the lights are going out". Issues covered include: the consequences of the "abandonment" of...
Dates: 16 Oct 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Visit to Switzerland: correspondence, 1966-01 - 1966-02

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/6/1/35
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Includes: transcript of a conversation between RSC, Kenneth Downes and Frank Gannon on meeting as press correspondents during the Spanish Civil War; notes on what books etc RSC and his team were taking with them to Switzerland; correspondence between RSC and his team on progress in volumes 1-2.

Dates: 1966-01 - 1966-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.
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