As it Happened

October 31, 2020
As it Happened

"An honourable and gallant gentleman, and a faithful colleaguewho served his country well at the time of her greatest need."Winston Churchill.Clement Attlee is to this day remembered as “a sheep in sheep’sclothing”, after Churchill’s now infamous comment.But As It Happened tells a different and more complex story of adecent, great man who was often misunderstood.This autobiography takes the reader on a journey throughAttlee’s life - and through one of the most epochal and uncertainperiods in British history.Attlee documents growing up to see the death of VictorianEngland, and the end of an era marked by the First World War. Herecalls his war service and dedication to his beloved country. Hereveals his unique perspective of Britain in the interwar years andhow the country began to yearn for change.As Deputy Prime Minister during Churchill’s coalition As ItHappened gives us a valuable insight into the war effort andChurchill's leadership.We are also gifted an insight into Attlee's virtues andachievements as a leader too, how he took the Labour Party toelection victory in 1945. The book covers Indian independence, thefoundation of the NHS and Attlee's life after his momentous yearsin office.Along the way Attlee passes opinion on such figures as LloydGeorge, Roosevelt and Edward VII.As It Happened reveals Clement Attlee as a man of courage andconviction, devoted to his duty and his family.This is an important book for anyone interested in WW2, theevolution of British politics and this remarkable period ofhistory.Clement Attlee was born in 1883 and served as British PrimeMinister 1945 - 1951. He is also the author of The Social Workerand Purpose and Policy, also published by Sharpe Books.