Speeches: speech notes and other material.

Reference code: CHAR 9/152A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/153
Previous record: CHAR 9/151

Date: 14 Jul 1941 - 11 Nov 1941

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Notes for WSC's speech (14 July, County Hall, London) entitled the "Grit and Stamina of London" on the German bombing of London, the prospects for the future, and British bombing of Germany. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6448-52.

Brief notes for WSC's speech (14 July, Civil Defence Review, Hyde Park, London). Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6447-8.

Also includes cuttings from the Yorkshire Post and the Glasgow Herald reporting the above two speeches.

Cutting from the Times on the Soviet-Polish agreement, reporting WSC's statement (30 July, Foreign Office). Also includes minute from Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on WSC attending the signing. Published: Complete Speeches VI, p 6471.

Text of joint statement from President Roosevelt and WSC to Marshal Stalin (15 August) on co-operating against Germany.

Ministry of Information Overseas Press Summaries describing WSC's visit to Iceland and his speech (16 August, Reykjavik) to the people of Iceland. Also includes copy telegram from Howard Smith [Minister at Reykjavik] on WSC's popularity in Iceland. Published: Complete Speeches VI, p 6472.

Notes for WSC's broadcast (24 August, BBC) on the Atlantic Charter, the alliance between the United States and Great Britain, his meeting with President Roosevelt [at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada], and condemning the New Order, Nazism and the invasion of the Soviet Union. Also includes cutting from the Listener containing the text of WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6472-8.

Notes for WSC's speech (29 October, Harrow school [Middlesex]) entitled "These are great days" on lessons to be learnt from the war and the national mood in Britain, which includes the phrase "Never give in . . . Never yield to force". Also includes copy of the Harrovian and cutting from the Daily Telegraph reporting WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6498-500.

Various press cuttings reporting WSC's speech (7 November, the Guildhall, Hull [Yorkshire]) entitled "Resolved to go forward" on the resilience of the British people. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6500-1.

Notes for WSC's speeches (8 November, Town Hall and a munitions works, Sheffield [Yorkshire]) entitled "The chance of glory and honour" on air raids on Sheffield and the importance of the war work being carried out there. Also includes various press cuttings reporting WSC's speeches. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6501-2.

Notes for WSC's speech (10 November, Mansion House, London) on German atrocities in Europe, the war at sea in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, the threat from Japan, relations with the United States, and support for China. Also includes various press cuttings reporting WSC's speech. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6502-5.

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

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CHAR 9/152A/1-16 "The grit and stamina of London" 14 Jul 1941