Ernest Bevin as Foreign sec in the post-war Atlee Government was responsible for the construction of the most successful economy of the second half of the 20th Century and in historical terms one of the fastest growing ever often referred to at the time as an economic miracle - West Germany.

Ernest Bevin spent his formative years in the Trade Union Movement in close co-operation with the author's Grandfather and was GodFather to the author's Mother Edna May.