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Labour 1945-1951: Public Ownership and the Welfare State

Synopsis
A selection of cartoonists’ graphic images designed to examine Britain’s post-war Labour Government (1945-51). Cartoons drawn for the major newspapers and opinion-forming journals are compared and contrasted to present a picture of the aims, achievements and failures of Attlee’s administration.
Series
Witness to History, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; 30 slides. b&w.
Year of production
1982
Availability
Sale
Documentation
Accompanying text identifying the characters, explicating each cartoon and setting out the general historical and political background.
Uses
Upper secondary school students and undergraduates.
Subjects
Politics & government
Keywords
Labour Party (Great Britain); political cartoons

Credits

Writer
Adrian Smith

Sponsor

Name

Nuffield Foundation

Phone
020 7631 0566
Address
28 Bedford Square
LONDON
WC1B 3E?

Distributor

Name

University of Kent at Canterbury, Centre for the Study of Cartoons and Caricature

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