Empire of Secrets : British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire
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Yayıncı William Morrow ( 01 / 2014 ) ISBN 9780007457977 | 13x19,61x3,81 cm. | İngilizce | 448 Sayfa | Türler Dünya Siyasi Tarihi
The winner of the 2013 Longman-History Today Book Prize is the gripping and largely untold story of the role of the intelligence services in Britain's retreat from empire . Against the background of the Cold War. and the looming spectre of Soviet-sponsored subversion in Britain's dwindling colonial possessions. the imperial intelligence service MI5 played a crucial but top secret role in passing power to newly independent national states across the globe. Mining recently declassified intelligence records. Calder Walton reveals this 'missing link' in Britain's post-war history. He sheds new light on everything from violent counter-insurgencies fought by British forces in the jungles of Malaya and Kenya. to urban warfare campaigns conducted in Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula. Drawing o...