Discord and Collaboration 1945–1949

  • John Baylis


The history of Anglo-American relations in the defence field in the immediate post-war period in some, although not in all, respects corresponded with the basic pattern of relations of Anglo-American relations as a whole. Despite the difficulties and imperfections, the relationship during the war had been extraordinarily close. In the late 1940s some of this intimacy was to return as important informal links were developed and both countries worked closely in the development of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. For the moment, however, in the two immediate post-war years, the relationship cooled as important differences arose.


Atomic Energy Nuclear Weapon North Atlantic Treaty Organization American Administration United States Atomic Energy Commission 
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