A Companion to Contemporary Britain: 1939-2000 by Harriet Jones, Paul Addison

By Harriet Jones, Paul Addison

A significant other to modern Britain covers the main issues and debates of 20th-century heritage from the outbreak of the second one global battle to the top of the century.

  • Assesses the influence of the second one international warfare
  • Looks at Britain’s position within the wider international, together with the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special courting’ with the USA, and integration with continental Europe
  • Explores cultural concerns, equivalent to category awareness, immigration and race relatives, altering gender roles, and the influence of the mass media
  • Covers household politics and the economic climate
  • Introduces the numerous views dominating historic writing in this interval
  • Identifies the most important matters that are prone to gasoline destiny debate

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Smith, ‘The Effect of the War’, p. 210. , p. 217. Bruley, Women in Britain, p. 98. Braybon and Summerfield, Out of the Cage, p. 171. Wyndham, Love Lessons. Waller and Vaughan-Rees, Women in Uniform, p. 35. Summerfield, Reconstructing Women’s Wartime Lives, p. 267. Smith, ‘The Effect of the War’, p. 218. Reynolds, Rich Relations, p. 271. , The Oxford Companion to the Second World War, p. 1135. Fraser, Quartered Safe Out Here, p. 265. Morgan, Labour in Power, p. 56. , p. 327. Brown, Death of Christian Britain, p.

Fraser, Quartered Safe Out Here, p. 265. Morgan, Labour in Power, p. 56. , p. 327. Brown, Death of Christian Britain, p. 172. Weight, ‘State, Intelligentsia and the Promotion of National Culture’. Calder, The Myth of the Blitz. , pp. 218–38. Brooke, Labour’s War, pp. 231–68. Daunton, Just Taxes, pp. 177–80. For opposite poles of the debate see Kavanagh and Morris, Consensus Politics; Jones and Kandiah, eds, The Myth of Consensus. Crosland, The Future of Socialism, p. 60. Hasegawa, ‘The Rise and Fall of Reconstruction’, pp.

But civilian exploitation of British research and development frequently occurred outside the United Kingdom, to the frustration of many administrations. The National Research Development Corporation was established in 1949 to ensure that such interventions were patented, and to encourage their exploitation by UK firms; administrative responsibility from this was taken over by the Ministry of Technology in 1964. Powers reverted to the National Research Development Corporation when MinTech was killed off in 1970, and in 1981 it was merged with the National Enterprise Board to form the British Technology Group (BTG).

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