Kenneth Younger was the number two man in the Foreign Office during the final period of the Attlee government, a crucial point in post-war history. Now, his papers have been collected for the first time, providing new insight on contemporary events including the Schuman Plan, the Korean War, German Rearmament, the Japanese Peace Treaty and the Abadan Crisis. Younger was an inveterate diarist, and here his insights into the grand games of world politics are collected for the first time.
'Younger was the second-ranking minister in the Foreign Office from February 1950 until the Labour government’s defeat in the October 1951 general election, and his diaries and papers offer a unique insight into British and world politics when Britain could still claim to be a world power.' – Reference & Research Book News