Speeches: speech notes and other material.

Reference code: CHAR 9/120

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Date: 14 Mar 1936 - 23 Jul 1936

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Notes for WSC's speech (14 March, Birmingham, Jewellers' Association Annual Dinner) on the German reoccupation of the Rhineland [Germany], the French reaction, and the Treaty of Locarno [Switzerland]. Also includes cutting from the Times reporting WSC's speech and one by Sir Austen Chamberlain. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5704-5.

Notes for WSC's speech (8 May, Chingford [Essex]) on the Abyssinian [Ethiopia] crisis, sanctions against Italy, and the role of the League of Nations. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5746-8.

Typescript of WSC's speech (22 May, Rhodes House, Oxford, Ralegh Club) on international affairs, the Empire, the dictatorships, and Britain's relationship with France; proposing a toast to "the Empire of the Bretagnes". Also includes file note on not publishing the speech.

Notes for WSC's speech (20 June, Rolls Park, Chigwell [Essex]) on abandoning sanctions against Italy over its invasion of Abyssinia. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5772-3.

Notes for WSC's speech (10 July, Birchington [Kent]) on British defence spending. Also includes cutting from the Sunday Dispatch on a speech by Sir Thomas Inskip [later 1st Lord Caldecote, Minister for Co-ordination of Defence]. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5779-80.

Notes for WSC's speech (14 July, House of Commons, New Commonwealth meeting) on the League of Nations, and the threat of Germany, Italy and Japan.

Notes for WSC's speech (23 July, Holbrook House, Horsham [Sussex]) entitled "Cocking of Snooks" on the attitude of "Socialists and Radicals" to defence. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5787-8.

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