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


This book set out to account for the development of British military planning for the defence of Germany and Western Europe from the end of the war in Europe to the invasion of South Korea in June 1950. Planning was examined first thematically, in terms of threat perceptions and spending restrictions, and then chronologically.


Atomic Bomb Political Commitment Strategic Preference Threat Perception Spending Restriction 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    B.H. Liddell Hart, Defence of the West: Some Riddles of War and Peace(London: Cassell, 1950), p.115 [emphasis in original], p.148.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    C. Bamett, ‘From Past Glory to a more Limited Role Nearer Home’, Daily Telegraph, 25 June 1990.Google Scholar

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© Paul Cornish 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Security ProgrammeRoyal Institute of International AffairsLondonUK

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