As the Cold War gathered momentum the Labour government of Clement Attlee
took the decision in 1947 to develop a nuclear deterrent which has continued to the present.
They include Prime Minister Clement Attlee
, Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh Dalton, General Secretary of the Labour Party Morgan Phillips and Aneurin Bevan, Secretary of State for Health and founder of the National Health Service.
Remember Winston Churchill's remark, following the suggestion that his rival politician Clement Attlee
was a very humble man, that he had a great deal to be humble about.
The Grand National was moved from its traditional Friday date to a Saturday in 1947, at the request of Clement Attlee
, the Labour Prime Minister, who feared that industry would suffer if workers continued to take the day off to attend a weekday sporting event.
When Winston Churchill was unceremoniously dumped in favor of Clement Attlee
in the spring of 1945, the Soviet Union served as the economic (if not political) model for Labour's plans to rebuild Britain.
, who was Labour Prime Minister after the second world war, dies aged 84.
When told that Clement Attlee
was a modest man, Winston Churchill is said to have remarked that Attlee had much to be modest about.
The Prime Minister, Clement Attlee
, was a devotee of News from Nowhere and the Dream of John Ball.
, prime minister, Toynbee Hall president and Fabian socialist, may well have launched the welfare state in 1945, but the acknowledged architect William Beveridge, was no Fabian, and his social security scheme was no Fabian blueprint.
PRAISE was given to Clement Attlee
in Tuesday's Examiner.
Moving through the years, we see reforming Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee
at the Northumberland Miners' Picnic in the late 1940s.
It was perhaps Britain's greatest post-war leader, Clement Attlee
, who had the opportunity - immediately after the general election of 1945 - to ensure that a level playing field for all children and young adults, in terms of their education, was firmly established.
The others featured are William Pitt the Younger, who took office aged just 24, William Gladstone, who was PM four times, Labour reformer Harold Wilson and Churchill's successor Clement Attlee
1945: Clement Attlee
, pictured, and his Labour post-war government came to power with a huge majority.
1883: Clement Attlee
, Labour Party leader and prime minister from 1945-51, was born.