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British defence policy and nuclear war

Emanuel Jehuda De Kadt

British defence policy and nuclear war

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Published by F. Cass in [London] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear warfare.,
    • Great Britain -- Military policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Emanuel J. de Kadt.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA647 .D52
      The Physical Object
      Pagination148 p.
      Number of Pages148
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5964176M
      LC Control Number65058153
      OCLC/WorldCa569620

      Many former colonial territories joined the "Commonwealth of Nations," an organisation of fully independent nations now with equal status to the UK. In compiling the book, Matthew Grant has drawn largely on material that has come into the public domain only recently, as a result of the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act Hennessy, professor of contemporary history at Queen Mary University of London, told the BBC's Today programme: "The surprise really is the width and magnitude of it — 16 chapters to get the nation from a peacetime footing to a total war footing. Print or share. The book will be of great interest to defence historians, moralists, politicians, and general readers who need a clear account of their country's defence predicament as a basis from which to devise workable and morally acceptable alternatives. Discussion point 1.

      With 30 pages of notes and references, ten of bibliography and a further ten of references, After the Bomb at least ensures that interested students and analysts know where else to turn. Myth 3. Equally, the study offers lessons for those concerned with protection of Critical National Infrastructure, particularly on the thorny topic of redundancy versus efficiency. We now have a real contribution to make to a 'merger. Discussion point 3. In simple terms, the civil defence Act of should have done little more than ensure the mechanisms for the defence of the home front in Britain — namely the Air Raid Wardens, Auxiliary Fire Service and similar home front volunteer groups that had been raised immediately before and during the Second World War — remained in place so that they could be quickly called into service again if and when the situation required it.

      Myth 4. Bomb booklets from Bomb booklets from ByAdvising the Householder on Protection Against Nuclear Attack had a print run ofcopies. It literally was requiring people in immense security to peer into the abyss. There were so many that Young says there is now a steadily growing community of collectors in the UK. We now have a real contribution to make to a 'merger.


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British defence policy and nuclear war by Emanuel Jehuda De Kadt Download PDF Ebook

The arrest of Klaus Fuchs in January[56] and the June defection of Donald Macleanwho had served as a British member of the Combined Policy Committee from January to Augustleft Americans with a distrust of British security arrangements.

Is there any point in living with envy of the dead?

Britain’s Defence Policy in a Nuclear Age

Although they would soon have their own nuclear capability, the British proposed that instead of building their own uranium-enrichment plant they would send most of their scientists to work in the US, and swap plutonium from Windscale for enriched uranium from the US.

Our nuclear deterrent is there to deter the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life, which cannot be done by other means. British defence policy and nuclear war book, councils across the UK were producing localised guides that imagined nuclear war decimating their high streets, with everywhere from Hull to Bristol getting their own dedicated pamphlets.

The 23 years covered by the book take us from the end of the Second World War, through the drafting and assent of British defence policy and nuclear war book civil defence Actthe Hall Report of which set out what Britain might look like following a nuclear warthe Strath Report ofthe Home Defence Reviews of and —6 and the eventual decision to all but suspend civil defence in This resulted in the Modus Vivendi[81] which allowed for consultation on the use of nuclear weapons, and limited sharing of technical information between the United States, Britain and Canada.

Further information: Political history of the United Kingdom —present and Cold War Overseas military bases in blue and military interventions since red.

As Grant makes clear, the devastation likely to be caused by these latter weapons in particular was so great that it was hard to envisage what, if any, effect hardy bands of patriotic civilian volunteers could possibly have: the idea of a plucky Brit with a first aid kit and a shovel already belonged to a bygone age.

Such historical facts could have benefited from a little more reflection and analysis of the impact they had not only at the time, but on civil defence and civil contingency policy today.

Taras Young, author of a new history titled Nuclear War in the UK, estimates he has collected booklets, pamphlets and posters produced by national and local government, volunteers and businesses.

He points out that Britain's December agreement to open a permanent naval base in Bahrain underlines its gradual re-commitment east of Suez.

Discussion point 1. Britain reduced its involvements in the Middle east, with the humiliating Suez Crisis of marking the end of its status as a superpower. This is by far the least vulnerable of the platform options. Subject: Great Britain Military policy.

Inthe Strath report — a government-commissioned investigation into how Britain would cope after a nuclear war — found that the country would be left on the brink of collapse with millions dead.

In particular, the book shows how information not shared gave fuel to the anti-nuclear protestors who eventually destroyed and undermined civil defence. The Blue Danube cores were recycled, and the plutonium used in other nuclear weapons. He shows, for instance, that civil defence recruitment was highest in Coventry, at its peak reaching 95 per cent of the set target whereas other cities, such as Sheffield, barely managed 30 per cent.

In doing so, civil defence activities became entwined more with the spy and counter-spy connotations of the Cold War's international politics than with the more straightforward home front defence role it might have had as an adjunct to the Territorial Army.

The cumulative costs of fighting two world wars, however, placed a heavy burden upon the UK economy, and after the British Empire gradually began to disintegrate, with many territories granted independence.

Myth 2. The nuclear deterrent is obsolete as it does not deter terrorism. Bomb booklets from Bomb booklets from ByAdvising the Householder on Protection Against Nuclear Attack had a print run ofcopies.Book. Nuclear Weapons and British Strategic Planning, – Martin S. Navias. Nothing would be more destabilising for British defence policy than to lose the nuclear deterrent through parliamentary indecision, or as a result of the activities of an extra-parliamentary tjarrodbonta.com: Andy Corbett.

After The Bomb

Foreign policy has dominated successive governments' time in office and cast a consistently long shadow over British politics in the period since Robert Self provides a readable and incisive assessment British defence policy and nuclear war book the key issues and events from the retreat from empire through the cold war period to Humanitarian Intervention and the debacle in Iraq.Pdf is an historian of the British Empire, with a pdf focus on settler colonialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

His book, Race and Imperial Defence in the British World (Cambridge University Press, ), examined the cultural links between Britain and Read More Jan Smuts and the Anglo-American World Order.However, little attention has been paid to the influence of Britain’s senior military leaders on defence policy, of whom he was a notable example.

Bill argues that Slessor is an unsung Cold War strategist who played the pivotal role in making British Nuclear deterrence a physical reality.Chronologically arranged, British Nuclear Culture reflects upon, and returns ebook, a number of key themes throughout, including nuclear anxiety, government policy, civil defence, 'nukespeak' and nuclear subjectivity, individual experience, protest and resistance, and the influence of the British nuclear state on everyday life.

The book contains Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.