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Britain and the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy, 1964-1970

David James Gill


Drawing on primary sources from both sides of the Atlantic, Britain and the Bomb explores how economic, political, and strategic considerations have shaped British nuclear diplomacy. The book concentrates on Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s first two terms of office, 1964-1970, which represent a critical period in international nuclear history. Wilson’s commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and his support for continued investment in the British nuclear weapons program, despite serious economic and political challenges, established precedents that still influence policymakers today. The con ... More

Keywords: Harold Wilson, Britain, Nuclear Weapons, Diplomacy, Cold War, Non-Proliferation Treaty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804786584
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804786584.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David James Gill, author