Attlee’s secret war with Stalin

Clement Attlee is widely feted today as Britain's greatest socialist leader. But, says Dan Lomas, a new side of the Labour prime minister (who died 50 years ago this month) is emerging from the archives – one of a virulent anti-communist, who was prepared to employ sabotage and subversion to take the fight to the Eastern Bloc...

British prime minister Clement Attlee reading a document in his office, 27 July 1946. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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