The Southern Flank in Crisis, 1973-1976: Series III, Volume V: Documents on British Policy Overseas - Whitehall Histories (Hardback)
  • The Southern Flank in Crisis, 1973-1976: Series III, Volume V: Documents on British Policy Overseas - Whitehall Histories (Hardback)
zoom

The Southern Flank in Crisis, 1973-1976: Series III, Volume V: Documents on British Policy Overseas - Whitehall Histories (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£120.00
Hardback 608 Pages / Published: 29/09/2006
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

A fascinating collection of British foreign policy documents covering reactions in Whitehall to political change and revolution in the Mediterranean basin from 1973 to 1976.

This volume contains many previously unpublished documents, including Joint Intelligence Committee papers, which cast new light on key events, such as the international crisis triggered by the coup against Archbishop Makarios in Cyprus, Turkey's military intervention in the island, the overthrow of the Caetano regime in Portugal, and the death of Franco in Spain.

During 1973-76, years generally associated with East/West detente in Europe, NATO's southern flank was plunged into crisis by a revolution in Portugal and a coup d'etat in Cyprus. Political turmoil in Portugal, Turkey's military intervention in Cyprus, the collapse of the military government in Greece, and the threat of a Greco-Turkish War, all emphasized the vulnerability of the alliance to regime change in the Mediterranean. The Western allies had also to prepare for the death of two ageing dictators in Spain and Yugoslavia, and the possible entry of Communists into government in France and Italy. This volume draws upon the records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Defence, to document the reactions of Harold Wilson's Labour government to these developments.

This book will be of great interest to all students of contemporary British history, international history, European history, international relations, politics and diplomacy.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780714651149
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 1043 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Reflecting on his years as Foreign Secretary, James Callaghan noted that foreign policy was `a mixture of the old and the new. We may initiate but we also inherit'. This fascinating new compilation of recently declassified documents, edited by Keith Hamilton and Patrick Salmon, reveals the truth of Callaghan's words.'
Alexander Wieland, Office of the Historian, US Department of State

You may also be interested in...

A History of the World
Added to basket
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Gold Warriors
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Little History of the World
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Nemesis
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
Civilisation
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Byzantium
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Ten Cities that Made an Empire
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Making Of The British Landscape
Added to basket
World War I
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
The Ancient Guide to Modern Life
Added to basket
When China Rules The World
Added to basket
Iron Kingdom
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Great Degeneration
Added to basket
Stalingrad
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.