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The American bomb in Britain : US Air Forces' strategic presence, 1946-64

Author: Ken Young, (Director)
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study tells the story of the strategic nuclear forces deployed to England by the United States from the late 1940s, and details the secret agreement made to launch atomic strikes against the USSR. Drawing on more than a decade's research in archives on both sides of the Atlantic, hither to unknown aspects of Cold War history are revealed.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Young, (Director)
ISBN: 9781526115300 1526115301
OCLC Number: 971049556
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents: Introduction1. Searching for bases2. Deploying to England3. Here to stay4. Rehearsing for war5. Difficult relations6. A vulnerable island7. Defending the strategic force8. Towards atomic partnership9. Borrowing the bomb10. Consenting to nuclear war11. Strike hard, strike sure...and strike together?12. The asymmetrical allianceIndex -- .
Responsibility: Ken Young.

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This study tells the story of the strategic nuclear forces deployed to England by the United States from the late 1940s, and details the secret agreement made to launch atomic strikes against the USSR. Drawing on more than a decade's research in archives on both sides of the Atlantic, hither to unknown aspects of Cold War history are revealed.

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