A cold wind

While one war was over it seemed that another was to begin – a ‘cold war’ between the superpowers of Russia and the US. One without combat, but a conflict nevertheless. The term ‘cold war’ might be first attributed to English writer, George Orwell, who wrote in The Observer of 10 March 1946: ‘…after theContinue reading “A cold wind”

A victory for the workers

When Britain entered the Second World War in September 1939 the country was governed by a National Government, a coalition of all the political parties, as well as a number of individuals who belonged to none of the parties. Conservative politician, Neville Chamberlain, was Prime Minister but by spring 1940 he bowed to pressure toContinue reading “A victory for the workers”