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dc.contributor.authorToye, Richarden_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Exeteren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-08T13:15:54Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-25T10:52:53Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-20T14:12:29Z
dc.date.issued2004en_GB
dc.description.abstractAt the end of World War II the United Kingdom, on the verge of bankruptcy, was threatened with ‘a financial Dunkirk’. Winston Churchill was eager to help the new Labour government tackle this crisis. However, his ability to give such help, in his position as Leader of the Opposition, was constrained by important divisions within his own party. These caused him considerable political difficulties as 1945 came to a close, prompting a major Conservative rebellion against his leadership on the question of the proposed US loan to Britain. Yet, in spite of his discomfiture on this issue in the domestic sphere, he went on, during his 1946 trip to the USA, to play a key role in overcoming congressional opposition to the loan. Moreover, he did so in close collaboration with Clement Attlee’s government. In reciprocating the spirit of unity that Labour had showed in 1940, Churchill revived, during Britain’s ‘financial Dunkirk’, the spirit and the ethos of the original. Using previously unpublished evidence, this article tells the story in full for the first time.en_GB
dc.identifier.citation15 (4), pp. 329-360en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/tcbh/15.4.329en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10036/17792en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://tcbh.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/15/4/329en_GB
dc.subjectChurchill, Winstonen_GB
dc.subjectConservative Partyen_GB
dc.subjectEconomic policyen_GB
dc.subjectUS loanen_GB
dc.subjectAttlee, Clementen_GB
dc.subjectAmery, Leoen_GB
dc.titleChurchill and Britain's 'Financial Dunkirk'en_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2008-02-08T13:15:54Zen_GB
dc.date.available2011-01-25T10:52:53Zen_GB
dc.date.available2013-03-20T14:12:29Z
dc.identifier.issn09552359en_GB
dc.identifier.issn14774674en_GB
dc.descriptionThis is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Twentieth Century British History following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version (Vol.15 (4), 2004 pp. 329-360) is available online at: http://tcbh.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/15/4/329en_GB
dc.identifier.journalTwentieth Century British Historyen_GB


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