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In January 1948 Secretary of State, George C Marshall, (left) and US Ambassador to Britain, Lewis Douglas, wait to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the 'Marshall Plan For Aid To Europe'.
In January 1948 Secretary of State, George C Marshall, (left) and US Ambassador to Britain, Lewis Douglas, wait to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the 'Marshall Plan For Aid To Europe'.
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The special relationship between Britain and the US, first originating from close collaboration in defeating Nazi Germany, changed with historical needs. The declining stature of Britain as a global superpower played a part in the changing rapport.

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Further reading

  • Baylis, J., Anglo-American Defence Relations 1939-1984 (London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1984)
  • Hollowell, J., ed., Twentieth Century Anglo-American Relations (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001)