The British Army, the Gurkhas and Cold War Strategy in the Far East, 1947-1954 - Studies in Military and Strategic History (Hardback)
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The British Army, the Gurkhas and Cold War Strategy in the Far East, 1947-1954 - Studies in Military and Strategic History (Hardback)

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Hardback 335 Pages / Published: 10/05/2002
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This book argues that postwar Britain's 'imperial over-extension' has been exaggerated. Britain developed and adjusted its defence strategy based upon the perceived Communist threat and available resources. It was especially successful at adapting to meet the strategic and resource challenges from the Far East from 1947-54. There British and Gurkha forces were deployed only in contingencies that threatened vital British interests, while the U.S. and Commonwealth allies were persuaded to accept key wartime missions, thus preserving Britain's ability to fight in Western Europe.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333801482
Number of pages: 335
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm


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'...his writing is polished and accessible, his case is presented with seductive clarity, well illustrated by charts and maps. Above all he provides a compelling perspective on a neglected period of recent history whose lessons become increasingly relevant to our current security.' - Dr John Mackinlay, Centre for Defence Studies, RUSI Journal

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