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'MacMillan Wind of Change, Harold Macmillan – Feb. 1960 / 'Wind of Change' (+ Verwoerd's Reply)', audio recording of a speech by British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan , to the Parliament of South Africa, 1960

MS. Sampson dep. 264/6
From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Comprises:
  1. 00.00.15-00.01.51 welcome [by the ?President]
  2. 00.01.52-00.44.00 speech by Macmillan, praising the beauty of the country and the warmth of the welcome he has received, and referring to economic growth; strong trade links with Britain; South Africa's contribution to both world wars and the Korean war; emerging nation states in Africa ('The wind of change is blowing through this continent') which cannot be ignored and must be accepted; the British Foreign Secretary, Selwyn Lloyd's, speech to the United Nations in Sep. 1959, in which he stated that Britain rejects the notion of racial superiority; isolationism being out of date in the modern world; and all men having the right to reach their full potential. He goes on to say that he is against any consumer boycott against South Africa and would not use this method to try to influence the internal politics of another country. He refers to the strength of the Commonwealth lying in its free association of free states and hopes that they can continue in friendship though their policies differ.
  3. 00.44.15-00.58.05 reply by Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd, Prime Minister of South Africa, in defence of their policies
Running time 01.00.37 hours.


  • 1960


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access



MS. Sampson dep. 264/6

Existence and Location of Copies

The audio cassette has been digitized as MS. Sampson digital 14.

Physical Facet

Format: compact audio cassette

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom