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The Sword and the Shield

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


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

  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsAberystwyth UniversityUK

About the authors

Kristan Stoddart is Lecturer in Cyber Security in the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, UK. He previously worked at the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies at the University of Southampton, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Sword and the Shield
  • Book Subtitle Britain, America, NATO, and Nuclear Weapons, 1970–1976
  • Authors Kristan Stoddart
  • Series Title Nuclear Weapons and International Security since 1945
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-30093-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-33658-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-31350-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 324
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Military
    European History
    History of the Americas
    Modern History
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