Emanuel (Manny) Shinwell, 20th Century British Politician

Emanuel Shinwell in 1918

Glimpse history through old images of Emanuel Shinwell, a British politician who served in the Atlee postwar Labour cabinet.

Emanuel Shinwell was born in Spitalfields, London, on 28 February 1950.

He moved to Glasgow with his family when he was 11.

A socialist who campaigned with trade unions for the 40 hour week, he became one of the leading figures of a movement known as Red Clydeside. For his involvement in the Glasgow distrubances of January 1919, he was imprisoned later the same year.

In 1922, Manny Shinwell was elected as Labour MP for Linlithgow in 1922.

Shinwell served as financial secretary for the War Office in 1929, Secretary for Mines (1930-1931), Minister for Fuel and Power (1945-1947), Secretary of State for War (1947-1950), Minister of Defence (1950-1951).

He was made Baron Shinwell of Easington, County Durham, on 29 June 1970.

Over his lifetime he had three wives and four children.

Emanuel Shinwell died in London on 8 May 1986. He made it to the age of 101, despite being a lifelong smoker from the age of 13 and known for his pipes and whisky drinking.


1944

Your M.P. – A Day With Emanuel Shinwell (1944) – British Pathé on YouTube


1945

Who’s Who In The Cabinet – Introduced By Tom Driberg M.P. For Maldon (1945)

Mr. Shinwell With The Miners (1945)- British Pathé on YouTube

Shinwell With The Miners (1945)- British Pathé on YouTube

1946

Shinwell At Hydroelectric Scheme (1946)- British Pathé on YouTube

Shinwell (1946)- British Pathé on YouTube

Shinwell With Miners (1946)- British Pathé on YouTube

My New Coal Plans Shinwell (1946)- British Pathé on YouTube

Shinwell delivers speech to miners assembled at Cardiff (1946)- British Pathé on YouTube

Shinwell With Miners (1946)- British Pathé on YouTube

Shinwell In Wales (1946)- British Pathé on YouTube

Nationalisation Of Coal 1946 (1946)- British Pathé on YouTube

Speech On Nationalisation Of Coal (1946)- British Pathé on YouTube


1947

National Coal Board Conceived (1947)- British Pathé on YouTube

If You Were Mr Shinwell (1947)- British Pathé on YouTube

The Man Of The Week (1947)- British Pathé on YouTube


1948

People In Camera – Labour Party Conference (1948)- British Pathé on YouTube

Appeal Not To Waste Coal (1948)- British Pathé on YouTube


1949

Labour Stages Election Year Conference (1949)- British Pathé on YouTube

Five Power Army Masses In Westphalia (1949)- British Pathé on YouTube

The Hush-Hush Weekend (1949)- British Pathé on YouTube


1950

Selected Originals – Mr Shinwell Speaks To Territorials (1950)- British Pathé on YouTube

Labour Party In Conference (1950)- British Pathé on YouTube

POLITICS: Shinwell and Bevin address The Labour Party conference at Margate (1950)- British Pathé on YouTube

Dorking Part Of Political Leaders Busy Weekend (1950)- British Pathé on YouTube

El Alamein Reunion (1950)- British Pathé on YouTube

‘the Fire In Korea’ (1950)- British Pathé on YouTube


1951

In 1951, British Defense Minister Emanuel Shinwell sat down for talks with the USA, France, and Canada about standardised rifle specifications.

International audience discusses weapons standardisation (1951)- British Pathé on YouTube

Conference Of Commonwealth Ministers (1951)- British Pathé on YouTube

Mr. Shinwell In Sennelager, Germany (1951)- British Pathé on YouTube

NETHERLANDS: Emanuel Shinwell in Holland (1951)- British Pathé on YouTube


1953

Socialists Conference (1953)- British Pathé on YouTube


1956

News Flashes Emanuel Shinwell Marries & Forest Blaze Threatens Algiers (1956)- British Pathé on YouTube


1967

Two Shinwell At Wsc (1967)- British Pathé on YouTube

Shinwell Resigns (1967) – British Pathé on YouTube


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