Index

Ackley, Gardner 24
Adenauer, Konrad, funeral of 1967 134
Anderson, Robert 62
ANF (Atlantic Nuclear Force) see also MLF 26–7, 37, 43–5
Anglo-American relationship
decline of 1964–68 168–71
defence 6–7
economic 7
intelligence 2, 6
interdependence 7–8
literature of 1–5, 13–14
nuclear 2, 5–6
Ashton, Nigel 3, 4, 12
Attlee, Clement 9, 57, 104, 106
Australia 41, 132
balance of payments, British 23, 24, 39, 78
balance of payments, US 85, 97 n63
Ball, George 28, 29, 30, 43, 46, 59, 65, 69, 83–4, 91, 110, 114–15, 173–7
Bartlett, C. J. 83, 170
Bator, Francis 26, 78, 79, 86–7, 94, 115, 135–6, 139
Baylis, John 2
Benn, Anthony Wedgwood 10, 112, 139
Brandon, Henry 56, 57, 65–6, 84, 94, 100–1, 134, 139, 159, 176
Brown, George 27, 28, 64, 77, 122, 123, 127, 129, 130, 131, 132, 136, 137, 158, 171, 178
Bruce, David K. E.
Anglo-American ‘deal’ 1965 84
Anglo-American relationship 8, 135
devaluation of sterling 1967 148–9
summit conferences
December 1964 38, 43, 44, 47, 48
April 1965 70, 71
December 1965 92, 93
June 1967 139
February 1968 159–60, 161–2
Vietnam War 60, 61, 68
Commonwealth Peace Mission 1965 87, 88–9
dissociation 1966 100, 103, 105–6, 108–9, 110, 118 n34
phase A–B Vietnam peace initiative 1967 122, 125–7, 129, 131
Wilson’s telephone call to Johnson 1965 57
views of British economy 23, 25, 63
views of Wilson 21, 33, 59, 153
Wilson–Johnson relationship 66, 134, 174–5
budgets, British
November 1964 24–5, 38–9
April 1965 63–4
July 1966 112–13, 114, 117
budget, US
December 1964 39
Bundy, McGeorge
Anglo-American ‘deal’ of 1965 75, 79–81, 82
British budget of April 1965 62–3
MLF 20, 29–30
Vietnam War 40–1, 61–2, 66–7, 87–8
Commonwealth Peace Mission 1965 89
Wilson’s telephone call February 1965 55, 56
Wilson, views of 32–3
relationship with Johnson 13
sterling 86, 173
summit conferences
December 1964 47
December 1965 91–2
Caccia, Harold 55
Callaghan, James 21, 39, 79, 112, 148, 171
Cater, Douglas 33
Churchill, Winston 2, 37, 93, 116, 120 n75, 161, 177
Johnson’s attitude towards 12, 173
CIA 33, 57, 64, 76, 152
Clifford, Clark 170
Commons, House of 47, 48, 55, 56, 58–9, 60, 61, 66, 68, 89, 91, 93, 104, 107, 108, 109, 122
see also Labour Party
Congress 56, 155, 169
Conkin, Paul 11
Conservative Party 27, 77
Cooper, Chester 29
phase A–B Vietnam peace initiative 1967 123–9, 132
Cromer, Lord 24, 86
Crossman, Richard 25–6, 50, 53–4, 111–12, 132–3, 171
Cuba, British trade with 22, 33, 65, 163, 176–7
see also Douglas-Home, Alec
Curtis, Mark 2–3
Dallek, Robert 11
Danchev, Alex 3
‘Deal’, Anglo-American 1965 78–85
Dean, Sir Patrick
Anglo-American relationship 162, 167, 169
devaluation of sterling 1967 152
East of Suez, British role 85, 110–11, 137–8, 141, 155, 156, 158–9
role in Anglo-American relationship 170
summit conferences
April 1965 71
July 1966 115, 116–17
February 1968 161
Vietnam War
dissociation 1966 102, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109–10, 116–17
phase A–B Vietnam peace initiative 1967 130–1
use of gas in 69–70
views of Johnson 13
Wilson–Johnson relationship 133
Defence, Ministry of 78
Defence, US Department of 114
defence policy, UK
see ‘East of Suez’, British role
De Gaulle, Charles 30, 91, 154
Dickie, John 1, 3, 6, 8
Dillon, Douglas 26, 62, 64
Dimbleby, David 2
Dobson, Alan P. 120 n73
Dockrill, Saki 14, 83, 170
Douglas-Home, Alec 8, 10, 33, 39, 47, 48, 65, 69, 88, 101, 109, 176–7
see also Cuba, British trade with
Dumbrell, John 3, 14, 83, 132
Dunn, David 170
‘East of Suez’, British role 6–7, 39–40, 76–8, 110–15, 136–41, 153–9, 178–9
economy, British 23–6, 62–4, 85–7, 110–15, 147–53
EEC 116, 121, 134–6, 138, 148, 171–2, 174
EFTA 23
Eisenhower, Dwight 2, 61, 101
Election, British general 1966 100–2
Ellis, Sylvia 13–14, 132
Embassy, British 64–5, 155, 168, 169
Embassy, US 77, 108, 112, 113
Erhard, Ludwig 44, 45, 92
F111 jet aircraft 154, 157, 158
Fielding, Jeremy 177
Foreign Office 7, 8, 12, 42, 45, 63, 76, 77–8, 87, 110, 162, 168, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174
Fowler, Henry, 86, 112, 114, 150–1, 152, 173
France 31, 39, 116, 162
Fulbright, William 30, 102
Gaitskell, Hugh 9
Geneva Conference 1954 40, 41, 42, 59, 83, 87, 104, 107
Geyelin, Philip 11
Goldberg, Arthur 123
Goldwater, Barry 30
Gordon, Kermit 62, 63, 64, 70
Gordon Walker, Patrick 21, 72 n8, 171
Gore-Booth, Paul 76–7, 105, 130, 137, 161
Great Society, the 31, 108
Gromyko, Andrei 38, 45
Halls, Michael 160
Harlech, Lord (David Ormsby-Gore) 8, 12, 18–19, 38, 48, 54, 55, 168, 175
Harriman, Averell 105, 123
Healey, Denis 21, 38, 77–8, 154
Heller, Walter 26
Heath, Edward 101, 108, 109
Helms, Richard 33
Henderson, Nicholas 29
Heren, Louis 12–13, 161, 162
Ho Chi Minh 123, 126
Holt, Harold, 139, 140, 154
Howard, Anthony 154–5
Humphrey, Hubert 128, 133, 159
IMF 25, 64, 85
Italy 31
Johnson, Lyndon B.
attitude to Britain 12, 54, 60–1, 174
attitude to summits 45, 65, 66, 101
Britain’s relationship with EEC 135–6
character and career 11–12, 173
depiction by historians 11
East of Suez, British role 39–40, 7885, 153–62
relationship with Wilson 13–15, 31–2, 66, 132–4, 174–9
summit conferences
December 1964 37–48
April 1965 64–71
December 1965 91–4
July 1966 115–17
June 1967 136–41
February 1968 159–62
Vietnam War 40–3, 53–62, 68, 69, 70, 92–3, 178
Anglo-American ‘deal’ 1965 82
British ‘dissociation’ 1966 102–10, 117
Commonwealth Peace Mission 1965 87–91
phase A–B Vietnam peace initiative 1967 122–34
Kaiser, Philip 61, 63, 77, 151, 153
Kennedy, John F. 5, 8, 10, 12, 33, 56, 66, 130, 168
Kennedy, Robert F. 133
Khrushchev, Nikita 12, 21
Killick, John 137, 162
King, Cecil 135
Kissinger, Henry 2, 3, 163
Kitchen, Jeffrey 137
Kosygin, Alexei; phase A–B Vietnam peace initiative 1967 123–32
Labour Party 10–11, 21, 49, 66–7, 88, 92, 100, 102, 112, 113, 122, 138, 148, 153, 160, 172
see also House of Commons
Laos 104
Leddy, John 136
Macmillan, Harold 2, 4–5, 8, 32, 33, 46, 168
McNamara, Robert 13, 30, 32, 38, 43, 62, 78, 79, 85, 89, 91, 113, 131, 128, 173
Malaysia 42, 56
Mansfield, Mike 141
Martin, William 86
Mayhew, G. C. 85
Mitchell, Derek 31, 32, 62, 63, 70, 86, 88–9, 91
MLF 22, 26–31, 32, 37, 38, 39, 43–5, 46, 47, 48, 49, 167, 177, 176
see also ANF
Morgan, Austen 9
Murray, Donald 130
NATO 10, 162
Neustadt, Richard 10, 22, 26, 27, 31–2, 43, 91, 130, 172
Nicholls, John 85
Nixon, Richard 133, 147, 162–3
Nunnerley, David 8
Ormsby-Gore, David
see Harlech, Lord
Ovendale, Ritchie 1, 5
Palliser, Michael 22, 105, 106, 109, 124, 125, 129, 130, 133–4, 137, 13940, 141, 152, 153, 158, 160
Pearson, Lester 105, 107
Pentagon 140
Pickering, Jeffrey 154
Pimlott, Ben 9
Plischke, Elmer 176
Ponting, Clive 83, 172
Reagan, Ronald 1, 168
Renwick, Robin 1
Reynolds, David 2
Rhodesia 14, 89–90 n97
Rickett, Denis 151
Rogers, Colonel Bernard 104
Rostow, Walt 29, 30, 106, 107–8, 10910, 113, 115, 124–32, 133, 139, 147–8, 159, 160, 161
Roy, Rajarshi 169, 173
Rusk, Dean
Anglo-American relationship 69, 169
devaluation of sterling 1967 152
East of Suez, British role 40, 138, 1556, 158
MLF 44–5
summit conference of December 1964 38, 40, 42, 44–5
summit conference of July 1966 1078, 116
Vietnam War 42, 60, 61, 62, 149
phase A–B Vietnam peace initiative 1967 124, 125
views of Labour government 11
Schaetzel, Robert 46
Schwartz, Thomas 14, 170, 177
SEATO 7, 83, 105, 106–7, 149
Seitz, Raymond 1
Short, Edward 82–3
Silkin, John 148
Silverman, Sidney 59
‘Six Day War’ 1967 139–40
Skybolt missile 46, 169
Smith, Bromley 64
State Department 5–6, 8, 9, 10–11, 27, 88, 113, 116, 122, 131, 133, 153, 159, 160, 169, 170
sterling 20, 23, 24, 26, 67–8, 84, 85, 86, 87, 100, 107, 114, 117, 147–53, 168, 169, 171, 172, 175
Stewart, Michael 55, 67–8, 69, 88, 105, 171
Suez Crisis 1956 169
summit conferences, Anglo-American
achievements of 176
general 14–15, 32
Johnson’s attitude to 176
Wilson’s attitude to 172
December 1964 37–52
April 1965 64–71
December 1965 75, 91–5
July 1966 100, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 115–17
June 1967 121, 136–41
February 1968 159–62
Thatcher, Margaret 1, 168
Trend, Burke 22–3, 27, 28, 70, 91, 105, 148, 160
Truman Doctrine 1947 78
Uffen, K. J. 85
Valenti, Jack 64–5
Vietnam War
Anglo-American ‘deal’ of 1965 78–85
British desire for consultation about 58–62
Commonwealth Peace Mission 1965 87–91
dissociation 1966 102–10
phase A–B Vietnam peace initiative 1967 122–32
question of a British troop commitment 41–2, 78–85, 178
issue between Wilson and Johnson 14, 177, 178
summit conferences
December 1964 40–3
April 1965 65, 67–71
December 1965 92, 93
July 1966 115–16
February 1968 161–2
Wilson’s attitude to 54
Wilson’s telephone call of February 1965 53–8
Walker, Patrick Gordon 21, 24, 26–7, 29, 38, 171
Warby, William 57, 59, 61
Watt, D. Cameron 4
West Germany 14, 27, 29, 31, 39, 45, 54, 76, 140, 148, 176
Wheeler, Earle 131
Wigg, George 26, 77
Williams, Marcia 93
Wilson, Harold
American reservations towards 31–3
Anglo-American ‘deal’ 78–85
Anglo-American relationship and 21, 49–50, 132–4, 171–4
British economy 23–6, 62–4, 85–7
career and personality 8–11
devaluation of sterling 147–53
East of Suez, British role 39–40, 76–8, 110–15, 136–41, 153–9
EEC 134–6
general election 1966 100–2
MLF/ANF 26–8, 43–5
relationship with Johnson 13–15, 174–9
relationship with Richard Nixon 162–3
Vietnam War 40–2, 53–62, 92, 102–10
Commonwealth peace mission 1965 87–91
phase A–B Vietnam peace initiative 1967 122–32
summit conferences
December 1964 21–3, 37–9, 48–9
April 1965 64–71
December 1965 91–4
July 1966 115–17
June 1967 136–41
February 1968 159–62
Wright, Oliver 27, 29, 56–7, 62, 70, 71
Wrigley, Chris 83
Ziegler, Philip 9, 88, 171
Zilliacus, Konrad 59

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