‘A Reputation for Parsimony to Uphold’: Harold Wilson, Richard Nixon and the Re-Valued ‘Special Relationship’ 1969–1970

@article{Spelling2013ARF,
  title={‘A Reputation for Parsimony to Uphold’: Harold Wilson, Richard Nixon and the Re-Valued ‘Special Relationship’ 1969–1970},
  author={Alex Spelling},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  year={2013},
  volume={27},
  pages={192 - 213}
}
  • Alex Spelling
  • Published 30 May 2013
  • History
  • Contemporary British History
The course of the Anglo-American ‘special relationship’ in the 18 months after January 1969 is often overlooked, sandwiched between longer periods which seemingly brought to have seen significant strain and decline. The Labour government's decisions in 1967 to withdraw forces from the East of Suez military bases and to devalue the pound marked a watershed in the axis, and this article explores the changed dynamic under the new President, Richard Nixon. Far from marking an end to ‘special… 
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