Speeches: speech notes and source material.

Reference code: CHAR 9/151

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/152A-B
Previous record: CHAR 9/150A-B

Date: 03 May 1941 - 26 Jun 1941

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Notes for WSC's broadcast (3 May, BBC) to the Polish people on 150th anniversary of the Polish Constitution, commenting on the attack on Poland by Germany, Polish resistance, and praise for Poles in exile in Britain. Also includes cuttings from the Listener containing the text of WSC's speech entitled "Poland will remain unconquerable". Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6385-7.

Notes for WSC's broadcast (recorded 29 May, broadcast 2 June) to the people of Canada, on Canada's support in the war effort. Also includes cuttings from the Listener containing the text of WSC's speech and one by Prime Minister of Canada, Mackenzie King, entitled "Together we shall see it through". Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6407-8.

Notes for WSC's speech (12 June, Dominion High Commissioners and Allied Countries' Ministers Conference, London) entitled "Our solid, stubborn strength" condemning atrocities committed by the Nazis and Hitler. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6423-5.

Notes for WSC's broadcast (16 June, BBC) entitled "The old lion" to Rochester University [United States] on receiving an honorary degree, and his links to and admiration for the United States. Source material includes information on WSC's maternal grandfather, Leonard Jerome, and the Jeromes: given by Seymour Leslie, a cutting from the Post Standard, Syracuse [United States], a letter from Shane Leslie, and extracts from "The Reminiscences of Lady Randolph Churchill" and "A Roving Commission" ["My Early Life"]. For speaking notes see, CHAR 9/151/77-87. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6425-7.

WSC's broadcast (22 June) on the German invasion of Russia and Britain's offer of assistance to the Soviet Union. Source material includes notes by Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union]. Also includes cuttings from the Listener containing the text of WSC's speech entitled "The Fourth Climacteric". Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6427-31.

For further material for the above speeches see also CHAR 9/182.

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CHAR 9/151/77-87 "The old lion" 16 Jun 1941