Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties

Harold Macmillan famously said in 1960 that the wind of change was blowing over Africa and the remaining British Empire. But it was blowing over Britain too – its society; its relationship with Europe; its nuclear and defence policy. And where it was not blowing hard enough – the United Kingdom’s economy – great efforts were made to sweep away the cobwebs of old industrial practices and poor labour relations. Life was lived in the knowledge that it could end in a single afternoon of thermonuclear exchange if the uneasy, armed peace of the Cold War tipped into a Third World War. […Learn More]