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

Reference code: CHAR 9/134A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/135A-B
Previous record: CHAR 9/133

Date: 21 Feb 1939 - 27 Apr 1939

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Notes for WSC's speech (21 February) on the defence loan, aircraft production, delays in rearmament, creating a Ministry of Supply, co-operation with France, and mobilisation in the event of a war. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6064-71.

Notes for WSC's speech (14 March) on the army estimates, German war preparedness, arming the territorial army, and numbers assigned for possible overseas service. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6072-81.

Notes for WSC's speech (16 March) on the navy estimates, a comparison with the German navy, and the strategic importance of the Mediterranean. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6083-90.

Notes for WSC's speech (3 April) entitled "Do not yield another yard" on supporting government policy, creating an anti-Nazi alliance, and relations with the Soviet Union. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6090-6.

Notes for WSC's speech (13 April) entitled "The dark, bitter waters" on the Italian invasion of Albania and promoting unity in the Balkans. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6099-105.

Notes for WSC's speech (27 April) supporting conscription, commenting on likely British feelings towards it, and on the situation in France. Some of the original notes have been incorporated into the unused speech notes prepared for the 8 May debate [see CHAR 9/135]. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6108-15.

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