British civilian in GB, 1914-1951; daughter of politician Clement Attlee
REEL 1 Aspects of family and background: humanitarian ideals of father, Clement Attlee's, family; knowledge of father's early life; father's relationship with brother, Thomas Attlee; memories of father's younger brother, Laurence. Recollections of life and of father, Clement Attlee, 1914-1941: impact of First World War on her father; father's work with East End Boys Clubs; attitude towards father's long working hours; relationship with father.
REEL 2 Continues: story of how her parents met and married; description of family home, Woodford Green; aspects of father's character; mother's conservative views and attitude towards her husband's politics; mother's support for husband's political activities; father's work for John Simon Commission; impact of father's absence on family; attitude of school friends towards her father's politics; impact of father's appointment as Leader of the Opposition, 1931, on family; memories of depression years; move with family to Stanmore, Middx; education; divisions within Labour Party; importance of Co-Op Movement.
REEL 3 Continues: Attlee's relationship with his children; childhood memories; lack of discussion of politics at home; anticipation of war; impact of father's increasing involvement in politics on his relationship with his daughter and family life; aspects of father's character; story of German Jewish refugee child, Hans Paul, taken in by Attlee family; absence of special privileges for Attlee's family; impact of father's role as Deputy PM on her. Recollections of service with Women's Auxiliary Air Force, 1941-1945: volunteering for WAAF, 1941; training course at Cambridge.
REEL 4 Continues: foot and mouth outbreak during early years of war; accommodation at Cambridge; psychology course; working conditions at Padgate; work testing aircrew; memories of other WAAFs; discipline; VE-Day; work at Air Ministry, 1945; aspects of officer training. Recollections of life and of father, 1945-1950s: attitude towards Labour Party victory in 1945 General Election; her father's plans for returning service personnel; attitude towards Labour victory over Churchill and Conservatives; employment testing mental patients in hospital, Bristol; introduction of National Health Service and attitude of doctors towards this; life at Chequers.
REEL 5 Continues: description of Chequers; memories of Ernest Bevin; memories of various politicians; attending dancing party at Buckingham Palace; attitude towards members of Labour administration, 1945-1951; status of Attlee compared to Churchill; Attlee's political achievements; Attlee's attitude towards 'plots' against him by colleagues; father's attitude towards being Prime Minister; Attlee's method of dealing with Communists within Labour party, late 1940s.
REEL 6 Continues: Attlee's role in Berlin Airlift, 1948; father's difficulty in dealing with public attitude towards Soviet Union; her move to US; attitude towards life in US; marriage to 'Shippy'; aspects of life in US; political activity; story of how Attlee persuaded Mountbatten to accept post of Viceroy of India; role of Edwina Mountbatten.