Britain, Southeast Asia and the Onset of the Pacific War by Nicholas Tarling
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Britain, Southeast Asia and the Onset of the Pacific War
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Britain, Southeast Asia and the Onset of the Pacific War

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Britain, Southeast Asia and the Onset of the Pacific War by Nicholas Tarling

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This book describes British policy in South-East Asia in the early years of World War II. Britain, a major colonial power in Asia at this time, was unable to maintain its military dominance as war with Germany taxed its resources. Instead, Britain attempted to establish diplomatic dominance, trying to avert the Japanese military expansion and total penetration of Asia, and relying on the Americans to help. This book focuses in detail on Britain's wartime relations with Dutch India, the Philippines, French Indo-China and Thailand. It is an important reinterpretation of the origins of the Pacific War which escalated European conflict into a world war.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521553469
ISBN-10: 0521553466
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 452
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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