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Er Under Secret State Whitehall and the PDF what circumstances would we retaliate Where were the Soviets' UK targets thought to be Whose finger was and is on the button And what kind of world would have been left when the dust had settled Secret State Whitehall and the PDF and 'breakdown' had occurred. The Secret State details the UK s nuclear deterrent from the end of WWII through the Cold War with a brief excursus on how procedures stood at the time of

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As Cold War State Whitehall Epub #181 Britain came under the terrifying shadow of nuclear destruction secret government plans were underway to ensure the survival of a chosen few Peter Hennessy's sensational The Secret PDFEPUB or book draws on recently declassified intelligence and war planning docume. I was considering putting this book into my horror list but it is no fiction no attempt to assuage real anxieties with fantasy This is the real thing an

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Nts and interviews with key officials to reveal a chilling behind the scenes picture of the corridors of power when Secret State Whitehall ePUB #9734 the world teetered on the brink of disaster Who would have gone underground with the Prime Minister in the event of an attack Where is their secret bunk. Push through the endless lists of Communist Sympathiser organisations in chapter 3 the rest of the book is a great read of Britain s war planning and disa


10 thoughts on “The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War

  1. says:

    I was considering putting this book into my 'horror' list but it is no fiction no attempt to assuage real anxieties with fantasy This is the real thing and if I could give the book six stars I wouldPeter Hennessy h

  2. says:

    A really interesting topic and the author clearly knows what's he's writing about but it's a bit of a slog The writing style is oft

  3. says:

    Hennessy's book is a wealth of analysis of recently declassified documents that centre on the British government's plans for what would happen if World War III actually had come to pass during the Cold War This topic is always a tricky one for historians to tackle because too many viewings of Dr Strangelove tend to burn a misleading image in the mind the image of balding men in suits and cigar chomping gener

  4. says:

    The topic is very interesting but the book could've done a lot better

  5. says:

    Extraordinary book A look at the State and Government during the Nuclear Cold War Years A must read

  6. says:

    Push through the endless lists of Communist Sympathiser organisations in chapter 3 the rest of the book is a great read of Britain's

  7. says:

    A fascinating and thought provoking book but one that needed focus and structure Chapters 2 8 were absolutely gripping outlining how the British Government protected itself and planned for nuclear Armageddon but the introduction and the chapters on modern day security planning were disappointing I studied interna

  8. says:

    The Secret State details the UK's nuclear deterrent from the end of WWII through the Cold War with a brief excursus on how procedures stood at the time of Tony Blair An often chilling look at the historical realities and unrealities under which cabinet government operated in regard to the Cold War The UK's justification for acuiri

  9. says:

    ChillingA great read Lots of detail Some of it perhaps a little too wonkish Still Hennessy is a clear eyed critic as well as historian The stuff on the nuclear threat was particularly fascinating

  10. says:

    For those who wondered just how close the Cold War world really got to a nuclear meltdown this is fascinating reading Hennessy weaves his work around the recently declassified papers from 1950s and 1960s Britain and shows the reader a secret underworld of defence strategists and civil servants uncomfortably aware of what a nuclear war would entail but still conscious that contingency plans had to be made even for the end of civilisation i

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