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End of the Second World War

National service: Demobolisation and national service in peacetime

In June 1945 the process began of demobilising the thousands of men and women who had served in the forces during the war.

The Education Act of 1944

The plans for post-war secondary education in Britain aimed to remove the inequalities which remained in the system.

Clement Attlee statue

Erected by parliamentary vote in 1979, this bronze statue of Attlee stands in Member's Lobby.

VE Day

Explore the Parliamentary collections for documents and images about VE Day, 1945.