Foreign News: Old Man's View

Puffing on a pipe in his book-lined living room in Cherry Cottage, Buckinghamshire, Clement Attlee, old soldier (a major in World War I) and mild-seeming architect of Britain's 1945 Labor revolution, was in a mood to speak out; he was under the impression that the go-minute interview would not be shown on TV until after his death. But last week, as a result of some "fast talking" by his interviewer (and old friend) Francis Williams, Lord Attlee agreed to a 45-minute version to be shown over the BBC on his 76th birthday. Among his tart but mellow observations on the men...

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