British Military Planning for the Defence of Germany 1945–50

  • Paul Cornish

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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    Pages 1-6
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    Pages 7-32
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    Pages 33-70
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    Pages 71-85
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    Pages 86-103
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    Pages 130-163
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    Pages 164-169
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 170-211

About this book


Using recently released archive material, British Military Planning for the Defence of Germany, 1945-50, reassesses Britain's strategy for the defence of Germany up to the outbreak of the Korean War. Convinced of the capabilities of strategic air power with atomic weapons, and convinced that the defence of the Middle East should be the first call on British planning, Britain's military chiefs made a series of token gestures designed to boost French morale and consistently refused to make a genuine 'continental commitment' of operational troops.


bibliography Britain cold war design French German Germany Great Britain knowledge Middle East perception planning

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Cornish
    • 1
  1. 1.International Security ProgrammeRoyal Institute of International AffairsLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-24339-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24337-2
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