AUTHORWevill, Richard
CHAPTER TITLEAtomic Energy Collaboration 1945-1946
PAGE NUMBERS109-135
BOOK EDITORWevill, Richard, Ed.
BOOK TITLEBritain and America After World War II: Bilateral Relations and the Beginnings of the Cold War
PUBLISHERI. B. Tauris and Co.
CITYLondon
DATE PUBLISHED2012
ISBN978-1-84885-980-7


This chapter addresses the loss of Anglo-American collaboration in the atomic energy field in the period immediately following World War II. It focuses on both the successful efforts of the British embassy in Washington to anticipate the changing mood of America regarding sharing of nuclear technology and the embassy's failure to stop the efforts of General Leslie Groves and others to restrict any collaboration in that area. The British embassy worried that the U.S. would not honor the 1944 Hyde Park Aide-Memoire ensuring postwar collaboration, signed by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The author details maneuvers by both governments to define their relationship with respect to nuclear weapons technology.


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