Archive (Hailsham MSS)

Conservative Party: Hailsham diary (chat with Alec Home) [1964 kidnap attempt]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Churchill Archive Centre: Hailsham MSS (1/1/11)
Editorial comments:

There was extensive press interest in this story in countries around the world when the archive was opened on 15 Feb 2008. Coverage from the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail can be found on this site. The episode was later dramatised by the BBC for a radio play, Tim McInnerny playing Alec Douglas-Home.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: Conservative Party (organization)