British Labour politician who had fought in the First World War with the rank of commander. Labour MP in 1922, since then undertook a career full of administrative responsibilities - Secretary of War in 1924, minister of posts from 1929 to 1931, the opposition leader in 1935, among others.
Characterized by continuous critical to Conservative governments, especially with Chamberlain's conciliatory foreign policy toward Hitler, embodied in the Munich Pact.
He accepted, without conditions, as recognized by Churchill himself, take part in the national unity government formed in May 1940 by one veteran Conservative politician.Initially took the position of Lord Privy Seal and, later, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State Domains in 1942. Finally, in 1943 he was appointed Lord President of the Council. Attlee supported without reservation policy on Churchill productions of war, which demanded full cooperation with the Government of British unions.
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