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The Royal Air Force in the Cold War 1950 1970

Author : Ian Proctor
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Soon after the Second world War, wartime allies became Cold War adversaries, and by 1950 the perceived threat of a Soviet strike on Western Europe or Britain dominated military planning. For the next forty years, the Royal Air Force was in the front-line of the Cold War. In Britain and Germany, light bomber crews exercised in preparation for a future conflict, while interceptor pilots stood by ready to counter incursions by Soviet aircraft. Between 1956 and 1969, the elite crews of the iconic V-Force of nuclear bombers trained to perform the ultimate mission, striking targets deep in the heart of Russia. Protecting British interests overseas, personnel at stations across the Middle East and Far East were regularly engaged in supporting operations during the many colonial conflicts which occurred throughout the 1950s and 1960s.??Undertaking these duties were new British-designed aircraft introduced to squadrons from the early-1950s. The names of these extraordinary aircraft, which included the Hunter, Lightning, Vulcan and Canberra, became synonymous with the Cold War.??In this book, Ian Proctor uses over 150 highly evocative colour images from a single remarkable Air Ministry collection to portray the RAF and its personnel between 1950 and 1970. He provides a selected insight into service life, the aircraft, recruitment and training, and the operations and exercises undertaken by the RAF during a twenty year period of the Cold War.

The Long Drawdown

Author : Nader Elhefnawy
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Military historians tend to pay much more attention to the triumphs and conquests that make empires than the management of their decline. The British Empire is no exception. Few have tried to provide a big-picture treatment of how Britain transitioned from military superpower in 1945 to the country it became a generation later. The pieces gathered together in THE LONG DRAWDOWN together endeavor to provide exactly that, filling in a crucial but too often overlooked portion of the modern history of Britain—and the world.

Early Cold War Overflights 1950 1956 Appendixes Biographies of contributors

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The Cold War

Author : Konrad H. Jarausch
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The traces of the Cold War are still visible in many places all around the world. It is the topic of exhibits and new museums, of memorial days and historic sites, of documentaries and movies, of arts and culture. There are historical and political controversies, both nationally and internationally, about how the history of the Cold War should be told and taught, how it should be represented and remembered. While much has been written about the political history of the Cold War, the analysis of its memory and representation is just beginning. Bringing together a wide range of scholars, this volume describes and analyzes the cultural history and representation of the Cold War from an international perspective. That innovative approach focuses on master narratives of the Cold War, places of memory, public and private memorialization, popular culture, and schoolbooks. Due to its unique status as a center of Cold War confrontation and competition, Cold War memory in Berlin receives a special emphasis. With the friendly support of the Wilson Center.

Royal Air Force Germany Since 1945

Author : Bill Taylor
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Describes RAF operations in Germany, from establishment of the British Air Forces of Occupation in July 1945 to the Berlin Airlift, and the establishment of NATO.

The Role of the Royal Navy in South America 1920 1970

Author : Jon Wise
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This book demonstrates the importance of the presence of the Royal Navy in South America. Historically there have been no treaty obligations and few strategic considerations in the region, yet it is frequently referred to as forming part of Britain's 'unofficial empire'. The role of the Navy in supporting foreign relations and promoting commerce is examined during a period of the twentieth century which is often associated with the decline of the British Empire. The Role of the Royal Navy in South America, 1920-1970 shows how the Royal Navy reacted to changing circumstances during the post-war decades by adopting a more pro-active attitude towards the imperative of supporting naval exports. It provides a scholarly investigation of this important peacetime role for the service and offers the first book-length study of the Navy's involvement in the region during this period.

Historical Abstracts

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The World Book Encyclopedia

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

British Foreign Policy and the Anglican Church

Author : Timothy Blewett
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This book seeks to elucidate whether there are particular Christian perspectives on the role that Great Britain should play in the world today. It investigates the role that the Church of England has played in contemporary foreign policy issues: including the use of force - intervention, counter-terrorism and arms sales - and overseas trade, aid and debt forgiveness. The book brings together senior individuals from within the Church, academia and non-governmental organizations to investigate these various ethical dilemmas.

America History and Life

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Cold War

Author : Wayne Cocroft
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In the early 1950s, the historian Professor William Hoskins, in his pioneering work The making of the English Landscape, lamented what he saw as the devastation of the countryside by scientists, the military, and politicians. He saw his world as dominated by the obscene shape of the atom-bomber, laying a trail like a filthy slug upon Constables and Gainsboroughs sky. England of the Nissen hut, the pre-fab, and the electric fence, of the high barbed wire around some unmentionable devilment. A generation later, this book reveals what lay behind the fence and how these sites now, in dereliction, form a new component of the complex landscape history of Britain.

Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals

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Walford s Guide to Reference Material

Author : Albert John Walford
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The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower Columbia University

Author : Dwight David Eisenhower
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The Americana Annual 1970

Author : Wallace S. Murray
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Encyclopedia of the Cold War

Author : Spencer Tucker
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Offers alphabetical entries on the ideologies, organizations, events, and prominent people associated with the Cold War, along with essays, primary documents, a chronology, a bibliography, and a glossary.

The Times Literary Supplement Index

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Building a Strategic Air Force

Author : Walton S. Moody
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A Bibliography of Military and Political Aspects of the Malayan Emergency the Confrontation with Indonesia and the Brunei Revolt

Author : Justin J. Corfield
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The Malayan Emergency, the confrontation with Indonesia and the Brunei Revolt are fundamental to an understanding of Southeast Asia during the 20th century. This bibliography brings together 4575 sources which should provide useful information for scholars researching these developments and Southeast Asian history in general. Sources include books, theses, newspaper and magazine articles and unpublished manuscripts.

Catalog of Government Publications in the Research Libraries

Author : New York Public Library. Economic and Public Affairs Division
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