Item #000726 Why We Need an Election. Winston S. Churchill.

Why We Need an Election

London: Conservative and Unionist Central Office, April 1951. 1st Edition. Paperback. Here is a scarce publication featuring excerpts from Churchill's broadcast speech of 17 March 1951. This is an important speech from an important year. Churchill makes the case for holding a General Election - which, when finally held in October, returned him to 10 Downing Street for his second premiership. This four page color leaflet produced by the Conservative Party is entitled "The Conservative Aproach", April, 1951, No.27. The front cover prominently features the Churchill speech excerpt.

The leaflet is in truly fine condition - crisp, clean, and bright - except for two neat holes punched along the left side for filing and a light horizontal crease where the publication was originally folded in half for posting. The speech was originally published in Listener, Vol. XLV, No.1151, p.462. It would later appear in Stemming the Tide and The Complete Speeches. The full text of the speech may be found in The Complete Speeches, Volume VIII, p.8169. The leaflet is protected in removable archival mylar sleeve.

Reference: Cohen E186b, Woods C504. Item #000726

Price: $150.00

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