© 1996

British Military Planning for the Defence of Germany 1945–50


Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Paul Cornish
    Pages 1-6
  3. Paul Cornish
    Pages 7-32
  4. Paul Cornish
    Pages 33-70
  5. Paul Cornish
    Pages 71-85
  6. Paul Cornish
    Pages 86-103
  7. Paul Cornish
    Pages 130-163
  8. Paul Cornish
    Pages 164-169
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 170-211

About this book


Using recently released archive material, British Military Planning for the Defence of Germany, 1945-50, reassesses Britain's strategy for the defence of Germany up to the outbreak of the Korean War. Convinced of the capabilities of strategic air power with atomic weapons, and convinced that the defence of the Middle East should be the first call on British planning, Britain's military chiefs made a series of token gestures designed to boost French morale and consistently refused to make a genuine 'continental commitment' of operational troops.


bibliography Britain cold war design French German Germany Great Britain knowledge Middle East perception planning

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.International Security ProgrammeRoyal Institute of International AffairsLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title British Military Planning for the Defence of Germany 1945–50
  • Authors Paul Cornish
  • Series Title Studies in Military and Strategic History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-63995-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-24339-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24337-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 211
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
    European History
    Modern History
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