Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)NC7/9/38-41
Title1938 correspondence
Extent4 items
DescriptionCorrespondence between Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain dated 1938.

The file contains the following items:
/38: Letter from Churchill to Chamberlain, 5 October. Feels that Chamberlain's remarks to him in response to Churchill's speech in the Commons were offensive and that they were 'breaking so markedly that relationship of courtesy which has been maintained between us for so many years'. Chamberlain described this letter in his letter to his sister, Ida on 9 October as 'a ridiculously pompous note of protest' (see NC18/1/1071).
/39-40: Letter from Chamberlain to Churchill, 6 October (manuscript and typescript copies). Regrets that Churchill feels his remarks were offensive, but says that Churchill was 'sensitive for a man who so constantly attacks others', that Churchill's remarks to him were 'highly offensive to me and to those with whom I have been working', and that 'you cannot expect me to allow you to do all the hitting & never hit back'.
/41: Copy of letter from Chamberlain to Churchill, 5 December. Note sent in House of Commons asking for opinions on altering the position of the Speaker of the House of Commons. See also NC7/9/11 (which appears to be a reply to Chamberlain's note).
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