An Identity Crisis
A. Madhavan
THE BRITISH EXPERIENCE 1945-75 by Peter Calvocoressi Penguin Books, 1979, 261 pp., £1.25
Mar-Apr-May-June 1980, volume 4, No 3/4/5/6

The Second World War is a great divide in the history of 20th century Britain. It marks the transition of Britain as a world power to a period of post-­imperial identity crisis. The 30 years since the war were difficult years of adjust­ment. A major protagonist was reduced to the role of a participant in the Greek chorus of nations.

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