Archives & Official Records
British Documents on the End of Empire: East of Suez and the Commonwealth 1964-1971
3 Volume set
- S R Ashton, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, & Wm Roger Louis, University of Texas
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
This is the final general volume in this well-established series. It covers the period from the election of a Labour government in 1964 to the symbolic recall of British troops East of Suez in 1971.
This volume is comprised of three separate parts (books), with the introduction to all three in Part 1
The contents are entirely based on hitherto unpublished official documents
Part I includes chapters on the defence reviews of the 1960s, Britain's scrambled withdrawal from Aden and South Arabia in 1967, British policy in South-East Asia (Singapore's secession from Malaysia, Confrontation and Vietnam), and Britain's withdrawal from the Persian Gulf
Part II presents material on the creation of the Commonwealth Office (1966) and the FCO (1968), as well as a detailed analysis of Britain's Rhodesia policy, a 1967 Whitehall assessment of the value of the Commonwealth to Britain, records of Harold Wilson's conversations with President de Gaulle about Britain's second application to join the EEC, and a novel approach to future planning based on Britain's post-East of Suez priorities.
Part III includes a survey of the remaining dependent territories with new material on the Falkland Islands and Hong Kong, extensive assessments of Britain's policy in post-colonial Africa and relations with South Africa, and an economics chapter revealing a shift towards self-interest in the government's policy towards overseas aid.
|Size||186 x 123mm||Price||£390.00|
|Format||Hardback (Papercased)||Published||26 Nov 2004|
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