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Labour's War: The Labour Party and the Second World War

Stephen Brooke


This history of the Labour Party during the Second World War offers a fresh look at British politics during the war years. The author examines the effect of war upon the party's ideology and policy, the experience in government of Labour leaders such as Clement Attlee and Hugh Dalton, and the tensions produced within the party by the circumstances of war. The study calls into question the long-standing belief in an atmosphere of consensus among the political parties. The author's analysis uncovers the sharp ideological differences that persisted throughout the war years and after. It also demo ... More

Keywords: Labour Party, Second World War, ideology, policy, socialism, welfare state, managed economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198202851
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202851.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Brooke, author
University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia