From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlantic

Author(s): 
Hampshire, Edward
ISBN: 
9780754669722
Date published: 
March 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

The book explores British naval policy during the first two governments of Harold Wilson (1964-70), analysing how the Navy Department of the Ministry of Defence and the Navy's professional leadership dealt with six years of defence reviews, retrenchment and strategic re-orientation. Focusing primarily on policy and strategic matters, the book incorporates wider historical consideration, reviewing other factors that influenced policy-making, offering a vivid insight into the interactions of government and military at a critical juncture in changing nature of Britain's global role.