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Parliament and politics in the age of Churchill and Attlee : the Headlam diaries, 1935-1951

Author: Cuthbert Morley Headlam; Stuart Ball
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Camden fifth series, v. 14.
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"The period covered in this volume opens with appeasement and the growing shadow of war in the 1930s. The diary contains a vivid account of politics and strategy during the Second World War from the threat of invasion in 1940, through victory in North Africa in 1943, to growing fear of Russia's advance in 1945. After a break, the diary resumes in 1947 with the Labour government facing the bitter winter and economic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
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Named Person: Cuthbert Morley Headlam; Winston Churchill; C R Attlee; Cuthbert Morley Headlam; Cuthbert Morley Headlam; Winston Churchill; Clement Richard Attlee
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cuthbert Morley Headlam; Stuart Ball
ISBN: 0521661439 9780521661430
OCLC Number: 42955386
Description: x, 665 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction, Sir Cuthbert Headlam: the Second Phase, Character and Career, Later Diaries 1935-1951 --
Northern Area Chairman: November 1935 to August 1937 --
Appeasement and Munich: September 1937 to October 1938 --
Approach of War: November 1938 to August 1939 --
Phoney War: September 1939 to May 1940 --
Return to Parliament: May to October 1940 --
Winston's War: October 1940 to June 1941 --
Invasion of Russia: June to December 1941 --
Dark Days: December 1941 to May 1942 --
'As Bad As Ever': May to October 1942 --
Tide Begins to Turn: November 1942 to May 1943 --
Allies Advance: May to December 1943 --
Second Front: January to September 1944 --
Revival of Party Politics: September 1944 to March 1945 --
Labour Landslide: March to October 1945, May to July 1946 --
Opposition and Crisis: January to July 1947 --
Reshaping the Party: July to December 1947 --
Cold War: January to July 1948 --
Waiting for the Tory Revival: January 1949 to June 1949 --
Devaluation and Deselection: June 1949 to February 1950 --
Last Parliament: March to May 1950, January to February 1951.
Series Title: Camden fifth series, v. 14.
Responsibility: edited by Stuart Ball.
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'The diaries nevertheless make major contributions in particular areas. The treatment of constituency politics is fascinating.' Twentieth Century British History

 
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