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After eight special

After eight special
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This After Eight special, I Have to Tell You Now, investigates the outbreak of the Second World War. Includes archive audio of speech by Adolf Hitler, news broadcast on Germany’s invasion of Poland and UK Prime Minister of the time, Neville Chamberlain, announcing war. Also sound effects, and interviews with Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister’s Private Secretary at the time; then under-secretary of state for foreign affairs, Rab Butler (formally, Richard Austen Butler); newsreader Alvar Lidell. Male presenter not identified. Plays out to music. First broadcast on 02/09/79. Breaks in recording.
BBC; Rab Butler; Alec Douglas-Home; Neville Chamberlain; Alvar Lidell; Adolf Hitler
Treaties; Politics; Foreign affairs; Government; UK; Public opinion; International relations; France; Military affairs; Germany; Nazis; Foreign policy; Second World War (1939-1945); Aerial bombardment; Poland; Reminiscence; Adolf Hitler; Wars (events); Political leaders; Modern history; Neville Chamberlain; Winston Churchill (1874-1965); Treaty of Versailles (1919); Lord Halifax

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