Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material.

Reference code: CHAR 9/113

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/114
Previous record: CHAR 9/112A-B

Date: 22 May 1935 - 24 Oct 1935

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Brief notes for WSC's speech (22 May) on a speech by Adolf Hitler, and comparing German and British military strength. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5610-7.

Rough notes for WSC's speech (31 May) entitled "Deepening and Darkening Danger" on Germany's threat and influence in Europe. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5624-7.

Notes for WSC's speech (5 June) on his continued doubts about the Government of India Bill, the role of the Indian Princes and Civil Service in the scheme, and criticism of the Secretary of State for India [Sir Samuel Hoare, later 1st Lord Templewood], which includes the phrase "in the crashing cheers . . . we pray there may not mingle the knell of the British Empire in the East". Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5627-39.

Notes for WSC's speech (10 July) on the Irish Free State and the Irish Treaty. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5646-52.

Notes for WSC's speech (11 July) on the Anglo-German Naval Treaty, the League of Nations, and Italian designs in Abyssinia [Ethiopia]. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5652-6.

Brief notes for WSC's speech (12 July) on the report of the Committee of Witnesses and its relation with the Committee of Privileges' report into allegations concerning the Secretary of State for India and 17th Lord Derby [Member of the Joint Select Committee on the Indian Constitution]. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5657-61.

Notes for WSC's speech (30 July) on the Government of India Bill and elections. ?Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5668-72.

Notes for WSC's speech (24 October) on continuing German rearmament, the League of Nations, and Italy and Abyssinia. Source material includes cutting from the Times. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5679-86.

Also includes WSC's notes for a speech on the German threat, the Air Ministry, and criticising Prime Minister Ramsay Macdonald [possibly used during the 1935 election].

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