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The American Bomb in Britain: Us Air Forces' Strategic Presence, 1946-64

Ken Young


A history of the US nuclear presence in Britain from its origins in 1946 through to the run-down of strategic forces following the Cuba crisis and the coming of the missile age. The book deals with the initial negotiations over base rights, giving a detailed treatment of the informal and secret arrangements to establish an atomic strike capability on British soil. The subsequent build-up is described, with the development of an extensive base network and the introduction of new and more advanced types of bomber aircraft. Relations with the British during these developments are a central foc ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Strategy, Anglo-American Relations, Atomic Bomb

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086755
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086755.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ken Young, author
King's College London