Speeches: speech notes and other material.

Reference code: CHAR 9/137

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/138
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Date: 19 May 1939 - 28 Jun 1939

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Notes for WSC's speech (3 June, Woodford Wells and Wanstead [Essex]) on the Thetis submarine disaster, maintaining a strong policy against Germany, and Czech gold. Also includes cutting from the Walthamstow [Essex] Guardian reporting WSC's speech. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6138-9.

Notes for WSC's speech (19 May, Corn Exchange, Cambridge) entitled "The new army" on the Conscription Act and uniting against the Nazi and Fascist powers both domestically and internationally. Also includes cutting from the Yorkshire Post reporting WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6123-8.

Notes for WSC's speech (25 June, Majestic Cinema, South Woodford), appealing for national service, and on the international situation, the European dictatorships, and possible air attacks on the Epping constituency. Also includes cutting from the Stratford [Essex] Express reporting WSC's speech. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6140.

Notes for WSC's speech (21 June, Grosvenor House, London, 1900 Club Annual Dinner) proposing a toast to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, Foreign Secretary], and commenting on foreign affairs. Also includes correspondence from Alan Robbins of the Times, and a cutting from the Yorkshire Post reporting WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6139-40.

Notes for WSC's speech (28 June, City Carlton Club Luncheon [London]) entitled "Three months of tension" on German war preparedness, his past criticism of the British government, and the state of Britain's defences. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6140-5.

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