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Basic English

At the Cabinet´s meeting in July 1943 Churchill talked about the advantages of Basic English being used throughout the world. He suggested that this might be a subject for examination by a Committee of Ministers:


Propagate our language all over world is best method…
…Harmonises with my ideas for future of the world.  This will be the English speaking century.
Can be learned in 2/4 weeks.

W.M.(43)97th Meeting held on 12 July 1943