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Category: Politics
Reference No: 10380
Status: Available
Price: £20.00
  Ernest Bevin

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Great British Labour statesman.

Bevin was a hugely important member of Winston Churchill’s War Cabinet, serving as Minister of Labour from 1940 and achieving complete mobilisation of Britain’s manpower by 1943.

Following Clem Atlee’s landslide victory of 1945 he became Foreign Secretary and proved equally effective in that role. Ill health forced him to retire in March 1951 and he died a month later.

Bevin’s wife Florence (died 1968) was made a DBE in 1952 in recognition of her husband’s service to his country.

This is a fine signature in dark blue ink, cut from the bottom of a letter, on a piece measuring 6.5" x 1.75". In very good condition.