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Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51: An Uneasy Relationship?

Daniel W. B. Lomas


Drawing extensively on recently released documents and private papers, this is the first extensive book-length study to examine the intimate relationship between the Attlee government and Britain’s intelligence and security services. Often praised for the formation of the modern-day ‘welfare state’, Attlee’s government also played a significant, if little understood, role in combatting communism at home and overseas, often in the face of vocal, sustained, opposition from their own backbenches. Beneath Attlee’s calm exterior lay a dedicated, if at times cautious, Cold War warrior, dedicated to ... More

Keywords: Labour Party, Intelligence, Security, Cold War, Attlee

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099144
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel W. B. Lomas, author
University of Salford