Attlee's War: World War II and the Making of a Labour Leader by Robert Crowcroft

By Robert Crowcroft

As deputy major minister of Britain's coalition govt in the course of international warfare II, Clement Attlee turned essentially the most robust figures in British politics and to that end performed an important position within the reshaping of the post-war party-political panorama. The architect of Labour’s access into the wartime coalition, Attlee got here to straddle the workings of presidency to a special measure. unequalled in his variety of impact, he ruled celebration politics; directed a doctrinal fight in the coalition; or even sought to create the stipulations for a cross-party alliance to be maintained after the conflict. His objective was once to carve out a place of higher power than Labour had ever occupied earlier than and he succeeded whilst he led his get together to energy in July 1945. No public determine did extra to control the hot political process created within the wartime stipulations of 1940 and the post-war election marked the start of a decisive shift towards the regulations and doctrines of the Labour celebration, which might undergo good into the latter half the 20th century.

Robert Crowcroft right here examines the political management of the unsung architect in the back of the advance of wartime politics and the increase of the Labour get together: Clement Attlee. Attlee’s position within the Labour party’s political dominance in the course of and after the battle has been neglected by way of a new release of historians. Crowcroft the following re-examines Attlee’s impression, contextualizing his political manoeuvres and casting him because the valuable participant within the makes an attempt to devise for and mold the inter-party dynamics of post-war politics. From the parliamentary debate on ‘appeasement’ to the substantial enlargement of presidency at the domestic entrance, Crowcroft follows Attlee’s political positioning and enduring effect in the context of his political atmosphere. The battle serves as a window into his evolution as a political chief - and gives some degree of departure for a different research of the strategic, tactical, and doctrinal targets of the party’s senior figures. Attlee’s battle mounts a problem to the preferred picture of Attlee as a reticent collegiate, and unravels his elusive route to energy. now not a biography yet a research in ‘leadership’, this publication will attract all these drawn to smooth British heritage and significant political figures.

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