• Short Summary

    LORD ATTLEE, FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, LAY SERIOUSLY ILL IN AMERSHAM HOSPITAL, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK, DEC 6.

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    LORD ATTLEE, FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, LAY SERIOUSLY ILL IN AMERSHAM HOSPITAL, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK, DEC 6. HE IS AGED 78 YEARS, AND WAS ADMITTED THE PREVIOUS DAY FOR A REPORTED CHECK-UP FOR A "STOMACH UPSET". IT WAS THOUGHT HE WOULD BE IN HOSPITAL FOR ONLY A FEW DAYS - BUT HIS CONDITION WORSENED.

    THIS FILM SHOWS HIM AT A POLITICAL RALLY IN LONDON IN SEPTEMBER 1959, AND AMERSHAM HOSPITAL. MR.CLEMENT ATTLEE (AS HE THEN WAS) WAS SOCIALIST PRIME MINISTER FROM 1945 TO 1951; AND AFTERWARDS LED THE OPPOSITION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS UNTIL HIS RESIGNATION AS LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY AND HE IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS, WHERE HE CONTINUES TO PRESENT THE LABOUR VIEWPOINT. HIS WIFE, LADY ATTLEE, IS ALSO A PATIENT AT THE HOSPITAL. SHE IS SUFFERING FROM LUMBAGO, AND SAT AT HER HUSBAND'S BEDSIDE IN THE WARD. LADY ATTLEE IS AGED 66 YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA45VSUALMLXOHG2PC9A042H7WZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA45VSUALMLXOHG2PC9A042H7WZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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