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Wartime labour

A female Tyneside welder taking a break in 1943.
A female Tyneside welder taking a break in 1943.
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During the Second World War, the union movement became more directly involved in government. Union participation in government was assisted by the prominent part played by Labour politicians in Winston Churchill's wartime coalition government.

Related documents

Search using Emergency Powers (Defence) Act Joint Consultative Committee Restoration of Pre-War Practices Act

Further reading

  • Milward, A.S., War, Economy and Society: 1939-1945 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1987)
  • Jefferys, K., The Churchill Coalition and Wartime 1940-1945 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991)