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Ernest Bevin

(1881—1951) trade unionist and politician

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Clement Attlee

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(b. London, 3 Jan. 1883; d. London, 8 Oct. 1967)

British; Prime Minister 1945–51; Earl 1955 Clement Attlee's government (1945–51) is widely regarded as Labour's most successful...

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Georges Bidault

Overview page. Subjects: History — Politics.

(1899–1982)

French statesman and journalist. After serving in World War I he became professor of history in Paris. During World War II he became a distinguished leader of the...

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Herbert Morrison

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 3 Jan. 1888, d. 6 Mar. 1965).

British Labour politician Born in Brixton, he left school at 14, and held a variety of jobs, ranging from shop assistant to telephone operator....

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Hugh Dalton

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Economics.

(b. Glamorganshire, 26 Aug. 1887; d. 13 Feb. 1962)

British; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1945–7, Baron (life peer) 1960 The son of a Church of England canon, Dalton was educated at...

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Labour Party

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Labour has been the principal progressive alternative to the Conservative Party since the 1920s, forming governments in 1924, 1929–31, 1945–51, 1964–70, 1974–9, and 1997. The Labour...

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Potsdam Conference

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(17 July–2 August 1945)

The last of the World War II summit conferences. Held in the former Hohenzollern palace at Potsdam, outside Berlin, the conference was attended by Churchill...

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TERMINAL

Overview page. Subjects: Second World War.

Codename for the Allied conference held in Potsdam, Germany, from 17 July to 2 August 1945. It was the third, last, and longest conference in which all the principal leaders ...

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Trades Union Congress

Overview page. Subjects: History — Human Resource Management.

(TUC)

The central UK organization to which most trade unions belong. It represents the trade-union movement in negotiations with the government and such bodies as the Confederation...

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William Henry Beveridge

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 5 Mar. 1879, d. 16 Mar. 1963).

British economist and social reformer Born in Rangpur, Bengal, he was educated at Charterhouse and Oxford. He then held a fellowship at...

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