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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleVeale, Sir Douglas
Ref No8SUF/B/060
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 14
Date22 Jan 1969
Extent56:35 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Sir Douglas Veale
DescriptionInterview took place at Brian Harrison's flat in Juxon Street, Oxford. Also see interviews 8SUF/B/059 and 8SUF/B/061.

Interview summary:

0:00 mins: Neville Chamberlain's resemblance to Peel in his distaste for party in-fighting. Mond and his methods. Finance. Committee and Income Tax. Chamberlain's refusal to play party politics His main interest was the Ministry of Health. Some found him cold and impersonal. His relationship with his father. Difficult life as young man, dislike of school, experiences in the Bahamas. At ease with the aristocracy.

15:00 mins Chamberlain's religious beliefs. His social circle. His brother Austen Chamberlain. His good relationship with Baldwin.

30:00 mins: The contrast between Baldwin's oratory and Chamberlain's.
Baldwin's handling of the House. The General Strike and Chamberlain's reluctance to use force contrasted with Johnson Hicks. Attitude to paperwork, as compared with Addison and Mond.

45:00 mins: Chamberlain's speaking style. Contrast with Baldwin.
Related Record8SUF/B/061
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 18
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