Changing Direction: British Military Planning for Post-war Strategic Defence, 1942-47
This volume records the transition from planning against any post-war resurgence of German and Japanese militarism to preparations against a possible threat from the Soviet Union. It charts Foreign Office resistance to consideration of even the possibility of Soviet hostility after the war. Changing Direction is likely to remain the standard work of reference on this period, both for scholars and for the wider public.
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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION
1 THE FOREIGN OFFICE ORIGINS OF POSTWAR STRATEGIC PLANNING 1942
2 THE MILITARY SUBCOMMITTEE 194243
3 THE POSTHOSTILITIES PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEE 194344
4 THE POSTHOSTILITIES PLANNING STAFF 194445
5 THE JOINT TECHNICAL WARFARE COMMITTEE AND THE FUTURE NATURE OF WARFARE 194546
6 THE JOINT PLANNING STAFF AND AN APPROVED DEFENCE STRATEGY 194547
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