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The Resource Empire of secrets : British Intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of Empire, Calder Walton

Empire of secrets : British Intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of Empire, Calder Walton

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Empire of secrets : British Intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of Empire
Title
Empire of secrets
Title remainder
British Intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of Empire
Statement of responsibility
Calder Walton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 on a wealth of previously classified documents, as well as hitherto overlooked personal papers, this is also the first book to draw on records from the Foreign Office's secret archive at Hanslope Park, which contains some of the darkest and most shameful secrets from the last days of Britain's empire. Packed with incidents straight out of a John le Carré novel, Empire of Secrets is an exhilarating read by an exciting new voice in intelligence history--
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Walton, Calder
Dewey number
353.17094109045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Intelligence service
  • International relations
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Empire of secrets : British Intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of Empire, Calder Walton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17450317
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007457960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)810945991
Label
Empire of secrets : British Intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of Empire, Calder Walton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17450317
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780007457960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)810945991

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