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The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War review Ñ 3 review Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Hennessy As Cold War 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 book draws on recently declassified intelligence and war planning doc. 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 generals sitting round a table in the War Room looking at the Big Board and listening to some scientist with a German accent talk about mineshaft gaps and having ten women to every man The Secret State manages to present a story that keeps Strangelove in mind but also manages to keep the pathetically human element in mind One s stomach wrenches at the mental image of some unfortunate soul who had joined the Civil Service during WWII who might very well have read Classics at Oxford trying to come to terms with the very real possibility of leaving his family behind to face nuclear destruction in while he followed the Prime Minister into the Cabinet bunker in the Cotswolds The Secret State touches upon a number of fascinating subjects in its 250 odd pages The Cabinet reaction to the growing atomic rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union is engrossing particularly the famous statement by Labour Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin in 1946 that Britain could not fall behind in the acuisition and development of nuclear weapons We ve got to have this thing over here whatever it costs We ve got to have the bloody Union Jack on top of it A Bloody Union Jack on Top of It was later the title of a BBC Radio 4 documentary on the subject of Britain s nuclear arsenal Hennessy also includes several copies of actual Civil Service documents about planning for nuclear attack and a series of photographs of his visit to the real Cold War bunker in the Cotswolds including a picture of himself going through the turnstile leading down to the shelters The plan to evacuate the Prime Minister and the War Cabinet to the bunker was at one point codenamed TURNSTILE The anecdote that got a bitter laugh out of me was the proposed plan to save the ueen from the nuclear devastation by putting her on Britannia the royal yacht and having it set out to sea until it was safe for her to returnpresumably to what was left of her shattered country The Secret State made me shiver because looking back on this time period there s something sad and horrible and terribly futile about the whole era of the high Cold War something that in my opinion is all too often overshadowed by the image of Peter Sellers attempting to prevent his right arm from giving the Nazi salute A daddy for Christmas recently declassified intelligence and war planning doc. 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The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War

The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War review Ñ 3 review Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Hennessy Uments and interviews with key officials to reveal a chilling behind the scenes picture of the corridors of power when the world teetered on the brink of disaster Who would have gone underground with the Prime Minister in the event of an attack Where. The topic is very interesting but the book could ve done a lot better Lila and Alex short story Lila #21 reveal a chilling behind the scenes picture of the corridors of power when the world teetered on the brink of disaster Who would have gone underground with the Prime Minister in the event of an attack Where. The topic is very interesting but the book could ve done a lot better

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The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War review Ñ 3 review Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Hennessy Is their secret bunker Under 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 and 'breakdown' had occurre. 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


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    review Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Hennessy Peter Hennessy ´ 3 free read review The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War 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 has carved out a niche as the historian who is a 'safe pair of hands' for the uasi official history of the near contemporary British StateHowever this is the United Kingdom and not yet a third world dictatorship so 'safe pair of

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    DOC [The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War Peter Hennessy] african american romance 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 often challengin

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    DOC [The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War Peter Hennessy] african american romance Extraordinary book A look at the State and Government during the Nuclear Cold War Years A must read

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    review The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War DOC [The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War Peter Hennessy] african american romance review Ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Peter Hennessy 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 disaster continuity

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    DOC [The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War Peter Hennessy] african american romance Peter Hennessy ´ 3 free read review The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War 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 international relations an

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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • The Secret State Whitehall and the Cold War
  • Peter Hennessy
  • English
  • 09 June 2019
  • 9780141008356