Lord Beaverbrook
Historical Figure
Nationality: United Kingdom (born in Canada)
Date of Birth: 1879
Date of Death: 1964
Cause of Death: Cancer
Religion: Presbyterianism
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction, Publisher, Politician, Educator
Spouse: Gladys Henderson Drury (d. 1927);
Marcia Anastasia Christoforides
Children: Janet Gladys Aitken;
John William Maxwell Aitken;
Peter Rudyard Aitken (d. 1947)
Political Party: Conservative Party
Political Office(s): Member of Parliament for Ashton under Lyne,
Privy Councillor,
several minor cabinet posts
Fictional Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Upsetting the Balance
Type of Appearance: Direct

William Maxwell "Max" Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (25 May 1879 – 9 June 1964) was a Canadian-British politician, diplomat, businessman, and writer. He served in the British Parliament early in the 20th century, and was granted a peerage in 1917. During World War II, he served in the cabinet of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He was a divisive figure for most of his life, loved and hated in equal measure.

Lord Beaverbrook in Worldwar

Lord Beaverbrook was the British Minister of Supply during World War II and during the war against the Race.

Beaverbrook headed the Anglo-American mission to Moscow on sending aid to the Soviet Union after Germany declared war on it. It was here that he first met Vyacheslav Molotov.[1]

Their paths crossed again in 1943 when Beaverbrook and Molotov participated in an Anglo-American-Soviet summit in New York City to discuss their alliance's continuing efforts against the Race.[2] Beaverbrook expressed concerns about Germany's use of an unknown type of gas weapon against the Lizards. He also reminded those present that the Colonization Fleet was coming, and simply forcing détente might not be the easiest course of action.[3]


  1. Upsetting the Balance, pg. 349, mmp.
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid., pg. 351-352.