A Companion to Contemporary Britain: 1939-2000 (Blackwell by Paul Addison, Harriet Jones

By Paul Addison, Harriet Jones

A better half to modern Britain covers the most important issues and debates of 20th-century background from the outbreak of the second one global battle to the top of the century. Assesses the effect of the second one international conflict appears to be like at Britain’s function within the wider global, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special dating’ with the U.S., and integration with continental Europe Explores cultural concerns, comparable to type attention, immigration and race kinfolk, altering gender roles, and the effect of the mass media Covers household politics and the economic system Introduces the numerous views dominating ancient writing in this interval Identifies the foremost concerns that are prone to gasoline destiny debate

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After taking office in 1964, however, he did not reverse the decision. The first of the Polaris submarines (HMS Resolution) went into service in 1968; it carried 16 Polaris missiles, each capable of carrying three warheads in the kiloton range. Already however, there were concerns that Soviet improvements in anti-ballistic missile defences had rendered Polaris obsolete. While America developed a whole new system (Poseidon) in response to this, the British decided in 1972 to modify the front end of Polaris missiles in a project known as ‘Chevaline’, in service between 1982 and 1996.

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