By Harriet Jones, Paul Addison
A better half to modern Britain covers the foremost topics and debates of 20th-century historical past from the outbreak of the second one global battle to the tip of the century.
- Assesses the influence of the second one international struggle
- Looks at Britain’s position within the wider global, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special courting’ with the U.S., and integration with continental Europe
- Explores cultural matters, corresponding to type realization, immigration and race family, altering gender roles, and the impression of the mass media
- Covers family politics and the economic climate
- Introduces the various views dominating ancient writing in this interval
- Identifies the foremost concerns that are prone to gasoline destiny debate
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However, it was not until 1948 that the service began to appreciate just how successful Soviet penetration had been. By the spring of that year, enough of the ‘Venona’ signals traffic between Moscow and the US had been decoded to provide evidence of massive espionage in the United States and, by implication, in Britain. The failure of British intelligence to detect these security breaches became a recurring source of embarrassment. Klaus Fuchs’s arrest in January 1950 was a result of Venona, not British information; and in May 1951 came the spectacular defections of Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean.
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A Companion to Contemporary Britain: 1939-2000 by Harriet Jones, Paul Addison