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Clement Attlee and Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference

9 of 31 portraits of Albert Victor Alexander, Earl Alexander of Hillsborough

Clement Attlee and Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference, by Bassano Ltd, 11 October 1948 - NPG x72000 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Clement Attlee and Prime Ministers at the Commonwealth Conference

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 11 October 1948
Given by Bassano & Vandyk Studios, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x72000


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After the euphoria of the election, Labour faced the solemn business of government and the struggle to rebuild Britain in a time of extreme economic crisis. Further afield, existing power structures such as the British Commonwealth shifted in response to the constitutional changes affecting the dwindling British Empire.