The Sword and the Shield

Britain, America, NATO, and Nuclear Weapons, 1970–1976

  • Kristan Stoddart

About this book


Kristan Stoddart reveals for the first time discussions that took place between the British, French and US governments for nuclear cooperation in the early to mid 1970s. In doing so it sets the scene for the upgrade to Britain's Polaris force codenamed Chevaline and how this could have brought down Harold Wilson's Labour government of 1974-1976.


Britain NATO America Nuclear Weapons Flexible Response France Polaris Chevaline French Great Britain planning time

Authors and affiliations

  • Kristan Stoddart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsAberystwyth UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-33658-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31350-8
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