From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlantic

Hampshire, Edward
Date published: 
March 2013

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.