16 of 38 portraits of Clement Attlee
by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, April 1940
6 1/4 in. x 4 5/8 in. (159 mm x 117 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee (1883-1967), Prime Minister. Sitter in 49 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Walter Stoneman (1876-1958), Photographer. Artist associated with 18525 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
Events of 1940back to top
Current affairsFollowing the German invasion of the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Neville Chamberlain resigns and Churchill is appointed Prime Minister making the famous speech: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.'
The Battle of Britain ends the Phoney War with Germany's attack on the nation from the air. Britain's cities, airbases and ports are bombed during the Blitz.