Clement Attlee

Citizen Clem: Attlee during his time as prime minister, 1945-51. © Hulton/Getty Images.

Fiercely anti-Communist, Clement Attlee found Britain’s intelligence agencies to be invaluable tools.

Graham Goodlad examines the role of Britain's postwar Labour government in the early stages of the Cold War.

Jerry Brookshire shows that the ‘special relationship’ in 1945-51 was in safe, and curiously similar, hands.

'The dullest man in English politics (who) looked more pathetic than dangerous' wrote an American journalist in 1941, yet with Churchill, Attlee dominated politics in the 1940s and his name is increasingly evoked in the current battle for the soul of the Labour Party.