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

Reference code: CHAR 9/175

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/176A-B
Previous record: CHAR 9/174A-C

Date: 05 Nov 1940 - 19 Dec 1940

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (5 November) on the war situation including the air battles, the bombing of London, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, the threat posed by U Boats, the possibility of invasion by Germany, civil defence and the Home Guard, affairs in Egypt and the Middle East, and the Italian invasion of Greece. Source material includes correspondence from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken, Minister for Aircraft Production], Henry Strutt [Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Home Office], and copies of letters from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6298-304.

Statement by WSC (13 November) on "two naval exploits": the attack by HMS Jervis Bay on the battleship Scheer and the attack against the Italian Fleet at Taranto [Italy]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6309-10.

Statement by WSC (21 November) on parliament in wartime. Source material includes notes from Ralph Stevenson on war damage and notes from Major Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] . Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6310-13.

Statement by WSC (10 December) on action in the Middle East and advance in Egypt. Source material includes correspondence from General John Dill [Chief of Imperial General Staff]. Published: Complete Speeches VI, pp 6313-4.

Statement by WSC (19 December) on the war situation. Source material includes notes from Eric Seal. Speech notes not present.

Also includes file covers for speeches where speech notes are not present. For further material for the above speeches see CHAR 9/142.

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