Changing Direction: British Military Planning for Post-war Strategic Defence, 1942-47

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Routledge, Aug 2, 2004 - History - 550 pages
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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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Contents

LIST OF PLATES
ix
LIST OF MAPS
x
FOREWORD
xi
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
xiv
ABBREVIATIONS
xv
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
xvii
INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION
xix
1 THE FOREIGN OFFICE ORIGINS OF POSTWAR STRATEGIC PLANNING 1942
1
CONCLUSIONS
335
APPENDIX 1
340
APPENDIX 2
345
APPENDIX 3
349
APPENDIX 4
354
APPENDIX 5
357
APPENDIX 6
359
APPENDIX 7
371

2 THE MILITARY SUBCOMMITTEE 194243
17
3 THE POSTHOSTILITIES PLANNING SUBCOMMITTEE 194344
55
4 THE POSTHOSTILITIES PLANNING STAFF 194445
98
5 THE JOINT TECHNICAL WARFARE COMMITTEE AND THE FUTURE NATURE OF WARFARE 194546
178
6 THE JOINT PLANNING STAFF AND AN APPROVED DEFENCE STRATEGY 194547
242
APPENDIX 8
390
SOURCES
411
REFERENCES
416
INDEX
448
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Julian Lewis, MP, is the Shadow Defence Minister for Great Britain.

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