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Cold Warrior? 1945–51

John W. Young

in Winston Churchill's Last Campaign: Britain and the Cold War 1951–1955

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203674
eISBN:
9780191675942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203674.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the Fulton Speech, which established Winston Churchill's reputation as the original Cold Warrior. Churchill prepared this speech during a holiday in Miami, amidst rumours that ... More


Local Defence Volunteers Spring 1940

S. P. Mackenzie

in The Home Guard: A Military and Political History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205777
eISBN:
9780191676789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205777.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter discusses the formation of the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) in Britain in the spring of 1940. Secretary of State for War Anthony Eden made the official announcement about LDV's ... More


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