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INTERNATIONAL PEACE CAMPAIGN
Joint Presidents: THE VISCOUNT CECIL and M. PIERRE COT
British National Committee
Chairman : THE VISCOUNT CECIL
Vice-Chairmen: SIR NORMAN ANGELL
DAME ADELAIDE LIVINGSTONE
Treasurer: LADY HALL
18, GROSVENOR CRESCENT MEWS, LONDON. S.W.1
SPAIN EMERGENCY COMMITTEE
18th January, 1939
Dear Mr. Tewson,
I am instructed by the Spain Emergency Committee to ask you to receive a Deputation on Tuesday next, (January 24th). The Deputation will include many prominent individuals, representatives of organisations from all parts of the country, and includes already amongst its supporters:-
Duchess of Atholl Mr. P.J.Noel-Baker M.P. Mr.Vernon Bartlett M.P. Lady Violet Bonham Carter Professor J. L.Brierley Viscount Cecil Dean of Chichester Margaret Cole Professor E.R.Dodds Lt.Commander Fletcher M.P. Miss Margery Fry Mr.Mark Gertler Professor J.B.S. Haldane Mrs. Charlotte Haldane Mr.R.F.Harrod Mr.Kingsley Martin Mr.A.D.Lindsay (Master of Balliol) Lord Listowel Mr.Geoffrey Mander M.P. Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell Mr. J.C. Little (President A.E.U.) Dr.Gilbert Murray Mr. Wilfrid Roberts M.P. Mr.Stephen Spender Mr.J.R. Squance (Gen.Sec. A.S.L.E & F) Professor Tawney Professor J.B Trend.
The Deputation wishes to raise the immediate need for joint action in order to secure: -
1. That, in view of General Franco's admission as published in the Giornale d'Italia, that the intervention of the Italian legionaries has been decisive during the latest engagements in Spain the Spanish Government should have the right restored to it to buy the arms necessary for its defence.
2. That adequate protection should be given to British ships trading with Spain, by the provision of a convoy system up to the three mile limit, and that H. M. Government should insist on the immediate compensation by the rebel authorities of seamen injured as the result of insurgent aerial and naval attacks.
3. That H.M. Government should bring pressure to bear on the Italian and German Governments for the withdrawal of all foreigners from Spain.
I realise how very busy you must be, but in view of the urgency of the question, and of the fact that the Deputation