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Conscription and the Attlee GovernmentsThe Politics and Policy of National Service 1945–1951$
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L. V. Scott

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204213

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204213.001.0001

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The Onset of the Cold War

The Onset of the Cold War

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(p.186) 8 The Onset of the Cold War
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Conscription and the Attlee Governments
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L. V. SCOTT

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204213.003.0008

This chapter describes the onset of the Cold War and its implications on the army, giving rise to problems of manpower and mobilization. The manpower problems of the forces, especially the army and the RAF, were mounting at a time when the threat of war loomed into sharper focus. Previous assumptions about the likelihood of the ‘unpremeditated war’ were called into question and the services pressed strongly to have the release of men and women suspended to strengthen the forces with trained and experienced personnel at a critical time. The extension of the length of service represented a victory for the services, though it was not achieved without an element of compromise on their part. The problems of the defence effort were becoming manifest as the government struggled to accommodate diverging objectives while the Cold War gathered pace.

Keywords:   Cold War, manpower, mobilization, army, RAF, length of service

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