“Mother had deserted”, “New Zealand has lost access to Queen”, “Britain goes home. A sad day for US ALL” – these are just a few headlines from newspapers in Australia, Canada and New Zealand during the 1960s and 1970s. The reason: starting in 1961, Britain had begun trying to join the European Economic Community (EEC). As a result, the ‘mother country’ seemed to be turning away from its imperial family. London – the cultural home of British-born Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders – seemed to be receding ever further away. What had happened to the glorious days of the Empire? After all, these countries had survived the world wars together alongside their ‘mother country’. And what would now become of these three countries whose cultural, economic and political affairs had traditionally been dominated by Britain? How could one even be an Australian, Zealander or Canadian without also being British at the same time?