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The last thousand days of the British empire, Peter Clarke

Label
The last thousand days of the British empire
Title
The last thousand days of the British empire
Statement of responsibility
Peter Clarke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire."" "Winston Churchill's famous statement in November 1942, just as the tide of the Second World War was beginning to turn, pugnaciously proclaimed his loyalty to the worldwide institution that he had served devotedly for most of his life. The majority of the British people, who believed that they were fighting the war to beat the Germans and preserve the Empire, shared his view." "Yet less than five years after Churchill's trenchant speech, and despite - apparently - winning the war, the British Empire effectively ended with Indian Independence in August 1947, coinciding with a devastating sterling crisis and a collapse of British will to continue their Mandate in Palestine. How did this rapid change of fortune come about?" "Peter Clarke's book is the first to analyse in detail the losing hand that Britain was dealt in the last years of the war and then to see how that hand was played over the next two years by Churchill's successors. Its originality lies in the detailed narrative that shows how military, political and economic developments bore down upon each other. It makes use of the copious letters and diaries of the major participants and many involved observers now available to show how decisions were taken, and of contemporary newspaper reports and witnesses to show how those decisions were received: it re-creates both the geopolitics and the atmosphere of the period." "Not least, it analyses dispassionately the role of the USA: how Roosevelt and his successors were determined that Britain must be sustained both during the war and after, but that the British Empire must not; and how the tension between Allied war aims, suppressed while the fighting continued, became readily apparent when it stopped. The book thus also describes the short, pivotal period when American influence finally took over from the British in world politics."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clarke, P. F
Dewey number
  • 909/.09712410824
  • 941.0854
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA16
LC item number
.C56 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Decolonization
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The last thousand days of the British empire, Peter Clarke
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-520) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The spirit of Quebec : September 1944 -- 2. Setbacks : October-November 1944 -- 3. Bad to worse : November-December 1944 -- 4. Battles of the bulge : December 1944-January 1945 -- 5. Awaiting the Big Three : January-February 1945 -- 6. Yalta : February 1945 -- 7. Faltering and altering : February-March 1945 -- 8. Shadows of death : March-April 1945 -- 9. Justice? : May 1945 -- 10. Peace, politics and potsdam : June-July 1945 -- 11. Hopes betrayed : August-October 1945 -- 12. The costs of victory : October 1945-April 1946 -- 13. Sabotage? : April-Novemeber 1946 -- 14. Scuttle? : December 1946-August 1947
Control code
ocn123374743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 559 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780713998306
Lccn
2007531410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780713998306
  • (OCoLC)123374743
Label
The last thousand days of the British empire, Peter Clarke
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-520) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The spirit of Quebec : September 1944 -- 2. Setbacks : October-November 1944 -- 3. Bad to worse : November-December 1944 -- 4. Battles of the bulge : December 1944-January 1945 -- 5. Awaiting the Big Three : January-February 1945 -- 6. Yalta : February 1945 -- 7. Faltering and altering : February-March 1945 -- 8. Shadows of death : March-April 1945 -- 9. Justice? : May 1945 -- 10. Peace, politics and potsdam : June-July 1945 -- 11. Hopes betrayed : August-October 1945 -- 12. The costs of victory : October 1945-April 1946 -- 13. Sabotage? : April-Novemeber 1946 -- 14. Scuttle? : December 1946-August 1947
Control code
ocn123374743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 559 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780713998306
Lccn
2007531410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780713998306
  • (OCoLC)123374743

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