After The Bomb: Civil Defence and Nuclear War in Cold War Britain, 1945-68

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

byMatthew Grant

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Civil defence was an integral part of Britain’s modern history. Throughout the cold war it was a central response of the British Government to the threat of war. This book is the first history of the preparations to fight a nuclear war taken in Britain between the end of the Second World War and 1968.

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Civil defence was an integral part of Britain’s modern history. Throughout the cold war it was a central response of the British Government to the threat of war. This book is the first history of the preparations to fight a nuclear war taken in Britain between the end of the Second World War and 1968.

MATTHEW GRANT is University Teaching Associate in Modern British History at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.87 × 5.71 × 0.77 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230205429

ISBN - 13:9780230205420

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Table of Contents

Preface * Abbreviations * Introduction *  The Cold War and the New Civil Defence *  Preparing for a Third World War *  Protecting the Public * The Hydrogen Bomb Revolution * Years of Decision *
Separate Spheres of Civil Defence * Equipoise, Crisis and Reform * Gradual Decline and Sudden Fall * Conclusion * Notes and References * Bibliography