The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War

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The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War

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This text reveals the full extent of Britains preparations for nuclear war during the Cold War. When would the Prime Minister have authorised the use of nuclear force? At what stage in a nuclear exchange would government and the country have broken down? Who would have gone with the PM and the War Cabinet and where was the immensely secret underground bunker that they would have gone to? What would the Queen have been told, and when, about the end of her kingdom? Peter Hennessy answers these questions in an accessible style.

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This text reveals the full extent of Britains preparations for nuclear war during the Cold War. When would the Prime Minister have authorised the use of nuclear force? At what stage in a nuclear exchange would government and the country have broken down? Who would have gone with the PM and the War Cabinet and where was the immensely secret underground bunker that they would have gone to? What would the Queen have been told, and when, about the end of her kingdom? Peter Hennessy answers these questions in an accessible style.
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Title The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War Height 193.5 mm
Peter Hennessy Width 128 mm
ISBN-13 9780141008356 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0141008350 Spine Width 12.25 mm
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd Pages 287
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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