Britain and the Cold War

 

 

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.
3. Britain's role pertaining to nuclear weapons.
4. Britain's role in the Global Cold War.
5. What was the effect of the Cold War on British people?
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 through its Cold War role.

 

Suggested Reading:

Peter Hennessy, The Secret State: Preparing for the Worst, 1945-2010 (Penguin, 2010)

Sean Greenwood, Britain and the Cold War (Macmillan, 2000)

Matthew Grant, After the Bomb: Civil Defence and Nuclear War in Cold War Britain (Palgrave, 2010)

Michael Dockrill and John Young, eds, British Foreign Policy, 1945-56, ( Macmillan, 1989) 

Anne Deighton (ed), Britain and the First Cold War (Macmillan, 1990)

Francis Beckett, Enemy Within: The Rise and Fall of the British Communist Party (John Murray, 1995)



Suggested Reading:

Peter Hennessy, The Secret State: Preparing for the Worst, 1945-2010 (Penguin, 2010)

Sean Greenwood, Britain and the Cold War (Macmillan, 2000)

Matthew Grant, After the Bomb: Civil Defence and Nuclear War in Cold War Britain (Palgrave, 2010)

Michael Dockrill and John Young, eds, British Foreign Policy, 1945-56, ( Macmillan, 1989)

Anne Deighton (ed), Britain and the First Cold War (Macmillan, 1990)

Francis Beckett, Enemy Within: The Rise and Fall of the British Communist Party (John Murray, 1995)



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