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‘The Britain we live in today is the Britain of Attlee’s creation’ John Bew on his new book, CITIZEN CLEM

Posted on: 09/09/2016 with tags: biography, Citizen Clem, Clement Attlee, John Bew, Labour Party, non-fiction, Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, 20th Century, World History, WW1, WW2

The gallons of ink spilled on Winston Churchill – and the huge appetite for books about him – have created something of an imbalance in our understanding of twentieth-century Britain. Not only does Clement Attlee’s life deserve to have a rightful place alongside the Churchill legend. It is also more emblematic, and more representative, of Britain in his time. It is difficult to think of another individual through whom one can better tell the story of how Britain changed from the high imperialism…

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A Long-Held Secret: My Clandestine work in the WAAF, by Claire Lorrimer

Posted on: 30/01/2014 with tags: Battle of Britain, Claire Lorrimer, flying, radar, second world war, secret history, secret service, WAAF, Winston Churchill

Wednesday, September 12th, 2013 – an important date for me, as the secret work in Radar that I and my fellow WAAFS carried out for five long years of the Second World War was finally being recognised. This was the day that Prince Charles opened the new Battle of Britain museum at Bentley Priory: a commemoration of the work of all those who saved the country from invasion in the early years of the war. This January the museum is for the first time open to the public, and you can find more informa…

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