Defence and Decolonisation in South-East Asia
Britain, Malaya and Singapore 1941-1967
By (author) Karl Hack
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Defence and Decolonisation in South-East Asia by Karl Hack
Book DescriptionThis book explains why British defence policy and practice emerged as it did in the period 1941-67, by looking at the overlapping of colonial, military, economic and Cold War factors in the area. Its main focus is on the 1950s and the decolonisation era, but it argues that the plans and conditions of this period can only be understood by tracing them back to their origins in the fall of Singapore. Also, it shows how decolonisation was shaped not just by British aims, but by the way communism, communalism and nationalism facilitated and frustrated these.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780700713035
(234mm x 156mm x 31mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Karl Hack
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Forgotten Captives in Japanese Occupied Asia, Hardback (September 2007)» View all books by Karl Hack
Examines the experiences of captivity in Japanese-occupied Asia. This book explores differences in how captivity was experienced between 1941 and 1945, and has been remembered since.
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