A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

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Himself (archive footage)
Tony Benn ...
Himself - Labour Minister
Clement Attlee ...
Himself (archive footage)
Raphie de Santos ...
Himself - Financial Analyst and Radical Commentator
Aneurin Bevan ...
Himself - Minister of Health (archive footage)
Adrian Dilworth ...
Himself
Douglas Jay ...
Himself - Personal Assistant to the Prime Minister, 1945 (archive footage)
Stan Pearce ...
Himself - Miner
George Lansbury ...
Himself - Labour Politician (archive footage)
Alan Thornett ...
Himself - Car Worker and Shop Steward
David Hopper ...
Himself - General Secretary, North East NUM
Tony Richardson ...
Himself - Car Worker and Shop Steward
Inky Thomson ...
Himself - Miner and NUM Official
Dai Walters ...
Himself - Miner
Jonathon Tomlinson ...
Himself - General Practitioner (as Dr. Jonathon Tomlinson)
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

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Another society?
6 October 2013 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Why did Churchill lose the elections of 1945. Were people simply ungrateful? According to Ken Loach, there were two main reasons. People remembered the misery after WW1 and they had realized that if the state was able to organize the war victory, it should also be able to win victory in peace.

So it came during Clement Attlee; nationalization of health care, of electricity, of the railways, of the coal mines. And at the same time Britain changed into a welfare state.

It's a very effective documentary, but two questions remain unanswered. How was it all financed and why did Churchill come back in 1951? Anyway, it's refreshing to watch how politics once was in charge.


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