You are in: Display

Ernest Bevin says

Poster issued August 1940 by the Board of Trade Export Council urging an increase in exports and including a photograph and quote from Ernest Bevin.

In 1921, Ernest Bevin (1881-1951) became the first General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union. He was also a member of the TUC General Council 1925-1940. In May 1940, Winston Churchill invited him to become Minister of Labour and National Service in his wartime coalition Government and he won a by-election at Wandsworth the same year. He successfully mobilised Britain's workforce and became one of the most significant members of the war cabinet.

Title Ernest Bevin says "We must have exports" poster, 1940
Maker --
Production Date 1940
Format Poster
Copyright Crown Copyright
Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
Related Objects --
If you would like to contact us in relation to either the objects you see here, or the site itself, please use our Feedback Form