Speeches: speech notes.

Reference code: CHUR 5/23A-B

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Date: 26 Jan 1949 - 26 Feb 1949

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Speech notes for WSC's speech (House of Commons) in the Palestine debate on the truce between the Jews and the Egyptians; the failure of the reconnaissance mission by the RAF; criticism of the Labour government's foreign policy and the actions of the Foreign Secretary [Ernest Bevin]; and the need to oppose communism. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7773-83.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (3 February 1949, House of Commons) in the debate on the official conduct of Ministers and Public Servants including: his support for the tribunal led by the Attorney General [Sir Hartley Shawcross]; and the resignations of [George] Gibson as Governor of the Bank of England and [John] Belcher as Labour MP for Sowerby [Division of West Riding of Yorkshire]. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7784-89.

Speech notes for WSC's speech of thanks (3 February, Guildhall [London]) on receiving the Grotius medal including: his association with the Netherlands through the achievements of John, 1st Duke of Marlborough; [Hugo] Grotius' work "The laws of war and peace" ["De jure belli et pacis"]; United Europe and the United Nations. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7783-4.

Speech notes for WSC's broadcast (15 February, London) on recruitment to the Territorial Army including the importance of national service and the strength of the Territorial Army. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7789-90.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (25 February, Palais des Academies, Brussels [Belgium]) entitled "A United Europe" on the progress of European integration. Source material includes: notes on human rights; a report on the objectives and organisation of the European movement; and a pamphlet about the general principles of European politics. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7791-2.

Speech notes for WSC's speech (26 February, Salle des Beaux Arts, Brussels) entitled "European unity" on subjects including: the threat posed to the United Nations by communism and the setting up of the European assembly. Published: Complete Speeches VII, pp 7792-5.

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