The American Bomb in Britain

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

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This study tells the story of the strategic nuclear forces deployed to England by the United States from the late 1940s, and details the secret agreement made to launch atomic strikes against the USSR. Drawing on more than a decade's research in archives on both sides of the Atlantic, hitherto unknown aspects of Cold War history are revealed. The book deals with the United States Air Force's (USAF) relations with their British hosts as well as tensions between the American commands, with the continuous struggle to develop and safeguard the expanding base network and with the losing battle to provide the deployed bomber forces with an adequate air defence. This challenging analysis, based on massive archival sources, will provoke and stimulate Cold War historians and air power enthusiasts alike, and be read by those many veterans who served in the units of Strategic Air Command and the USAF in Europe, during that brief but dangerous period of nuclear history.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719086755
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 355.02170973
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 656g
Height: 176mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 30mm