The 'European question' has been a central, vexing issue for Britain over the last fifty years. With the debate about Europe often in the headlines, this examination of the important and tricky relationship between Germany and Britain compares the countries' different roles, outlook and development since the war. In the wake of a devastated continent Britain's relations with Germany has been a main axis of European development - but what is the legacy of Britain's wartime victory in Europe? Here Sabine Lee considers the countries' comparative senses of national identity, destiny and direction, and the respective roles of Germany and Britain in Europe and the world community at large. With Germany now reunited and at the head of the new Europe, and Britain in the process of devolution and struggling to retain the special relationship with the United States, this is an important and topical book. Sabine Lee is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Birmingham. Her publications include 'An Uneasy Partnership: British-German Relations between 1955 and 1961' and 'Harold Macmllan: Aspects of a Political Life'.
Sabine Lee is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Birmingham. Her publications include An Uneasy Partnership: British-German Relations between 1955 and 1961 and Harold Macmllan: Aspects of a Political Life.