Foreign News: Clem's Chauffeur

Like many another middle-class British family back in the '30s, Mr. & Mrs. Clement Attlee liked to spend their weekends getting away from it all in the family car. When Clem's duties permitted, a trim 1936 Hillman sedan whisked them away from the cares of Parliament and the chores of suburban housekeeping, with comely, curly-haired Violet Attlee at the wheel, her husband tucked in beside her in the front seat and the back well-stocked with picnic fare.

In 1939 the coming of war brought an abrupt end to such pleasures, and the Hillman and...

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