Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51

Intelligence, Security and the Attlee Governments, 1945-51 An Uneasy Relationship?

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Drawing on recently released documents and private papers, this is the first book-length study to examine the intimate relationship between the Attlee government and Britain's intelligence and security services at the start of the Cold War. Often praised for the formation of the modern-day 'welfare state', Attlee's government also played a significant, if little understood, role in combating communism at home and overseas, often in the face of vocal, sustained opposition from its own backbenches. This book tells the story of Attlee's Cold War. From Whitehall vetting to secret operations in Eastern Europe and the fallout of Soviet atomic espionage on both sides of the Atlantic, it provides a fresh interpretation of the Attlee government, making it essential reading for anyone interested in the Labour Party, intelligence, security and Britain's foreign and defence policy at the start of the Cold War.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719099144
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 320.94109044
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: viii, 286 , 11 of plates
Weight: 620g
Height: 164mm
Width: 240mm
Spine width: 28mm