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

Reference code: CHAR 9/139A-B

Part of: CHAR 9
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Date: 27 Feb 1940 - 13 May 1940

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Notes for WSC's speech (27 February) on supplementary navy estimates, protecting merchant and fishing vessels from U-boats, the strength of the Fleet, and naval losses. Also includes cutting from the Daily Telegraph reporting WSC's speech and relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6194-8.

Incomplete notes for WSC's speech (11 April) on the German invasion of Norway and Denmark and the naval battle off Norway. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6201-11.

Notes for WSC's speech (8 May) on the withdrawal from Norway, the operations at Trondheim and Narvik [Norway], and general criticism of the government's conduct of the war. Also includes relevant extract from Hansard. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6212-8.

Hansard copy of WSC's speech (13 May) entitled "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" on becoming Prime Minister and forming the Coalition government, which also includes the phrase "let us go forward together with our united strength". Also includes a page of rough notes, and a note by ?[David Margesson, Chief Whip]. Published: Complete Speeches VI pp 6218-20.

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