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Transcript 827

PM 82/1963 - Retirement of Mr Harold Macmillan

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Menzies, Robert

Period of Service: 19/12/1949 to 26/01/1966

More information about Menzies, Robert on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 13/10/1963

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 827

P. M. No. 82/ 1963

I deeply regret that illness should have made it necessary for Mr. Macmillan to retire from an office in which he has served his country and the cause of international peace with great devotion and distinction.

A man of rare scholarship, great talent and unchallengeable personal integrity, Harold Macmillan has set a great example of unselfish public service.  He must have a secure place in British history.

CANBERRA,
13th October, 1963.

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