History > 21st, 20th century > UK, British Empire > Timeline in pictures > Clement Attlee 1883-1967
‘The hope that has kept me going comes from the 1945 election,
when ordinary people said
that their lives mattered just as much as any elite class.’
Clement Attlee (centre) celebrates Labour’s victory.
Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images
I have seen Britain shrouded in darkness before.
Better times will come
Friday 30 December 2016 10.00 GMT
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A modest man …
Attlee with his Limehouse constituents on election day in 1945.
Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images
Citizen Clem review
– the unparalleled achievement of Labour under Attlee
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Time Covers - The 50S
TIME cover 02-06-1950 ill. of
British Labor Party leader Clement R. Attlee.
Date taken: February 06, 1950
Photographer: Ernest Hamlin Baker
Jewish former child refugee on being looked after by Clement Attlee G 22 November 2018
Jewish former child refugee on being looked after by Clement Attlee Guardian News 22 November 2018
Paul Willer, 90,
has revealed that when he was 10
he stayed with Clement Attlee and his family
for four months until the beginning of the second world war.
Attlee, then leader of the opposition,
sponsored a Jewish mother and her two children,
helping them to leave Germany in 1939 and move to the UK,
and he invited one of the children – Willer – into his home.
The Labour party politician neither publicised
nor sought to make political capital from his visitor.
The interview was conducted
for the Refugee Voices Testimony Archive
of the Association of Jewish Refugees
Clement Attlee 1883-1967
was the British
Labour Party leader
for 20 years,
over the 1945-1951
British Pathé archives
1955 election May 27, 1955
increase their majority to 60 seats
as Anthony Eden's party beats
the former prime minister,
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