In this podcast Dr Helen Parr of Keele University looks at the effect of the Cold War on Britain and the role Britain played.
1. Introduction: What was the Cold War?
2. Britain's role in the consolidation of Cold War Europe - hopes of a third force Europe. The Berlin Blockade, N.A.T.O.
3. Britain's role pertaining to nuclear weapons - why did Britain become a nuclear power?
4. Britain's role in the Global Cold War: Korea, Malaya, Indochina, Cuban Missile Crisis, refusal to join the war in Vietnam.
5. What was the effect of the Cold War on British people? British Communists, positive vetting, homosexuality.
6. Civil and Home Defence: the threat of a thermonuclear war.
7. Nuclear fear & CND. TV: the war game, threads.
8. Britain's national identity and the projection of its national identity.