Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the movement towards a United Europe, A-B.

Reference code: CHUR 2/18

Part of: CHUR 2
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Date: Jun 1946 - Dec 1948

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Correspondents include: Marcel Sibert, President of the French Committee for International Relations, inviting WSC to speak; Freda Smith [Duncan Sandys' secretary] (4); secretarial support for the United Europe Committee (4); Duncan Sandys, Joint Honorary Secretary of the Committee (5); Leo Amery (7) including (1) partly on India; Prime Minister Clement Attlee (2); Major Edward Beddington-Behrens (6) including (1) offering WSC a ride on his horse; United States Representative Hale Boggs; Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] (3); [Joseph] Gurney Braithwaite; Duke of Brunswick [Germany] on German federalism. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Kathleen Hill, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, and Elizabeth Gilliatt; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, 11th Lord Balfour of Burleigh [earlier George Bruce], and Leon Blum [former Prime Minister of France].

Other subjects include: matters concerning the Albert Hall [London] meeting, 14 May 1947, including the broadcasting of WSC's speech; United States opinion; reaction to WSC's speech at Zurich, Switzerland [19 September 1946]; the role of Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi; the involvement of the Labour Party; the proposal to convene a European Assembly; the Hague Conference [Netherlands] 1948; donations to the United Europe Movement.

Also includes: pamphlets, (1) containing the Albert Hall speeches, and by Sydney Bailey, Behrens (on Northern Ireland [Ulster]), 1st Lord Brand, and Henri Brugmans; texts of WSC's Albert Hall speech on United Europe, and the roles of France and Germany, and of a talk by [William] Stephen King-Hall; Albert Hall flyer; various cuttings including articles by Amery and Blum; passage from a speech by Georges Bidault [French Premier and Foreign Minister]; lists of WSC's 1930s articles on foreign affairs; summary of a United Europe mission to the US by Behrens; cuttings from the US Congressional Record; general outline of speech by Bonham-Carter; text of broadcast discussion between [?Henry] Wilson Harris, Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir], and [?Percy] Cudlipp.

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