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The Resource Fighting the Mau Mau : the British Army and counter-insurgency in the Kenya Emergency, Huw Bennett, (electronic resource)

Fighting the Mau Mau : the British Army and counter-insurgency in the Kenya Emergency, Huw Bennett, (electronic resource)

Label
Fighting the Mau Mau : the British Army and counter-insurgency in the Kenya Emergency
Title
Fighting the Mau Mau
Title remainder
the British Army and counter-insurgency in the Kenya Emergency
Statement of responsibility
Huw Bennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
British Army counterinsurgency campaigns were supposedly waged within the bounds of international law, overcoming insurgents with the minimum force necessary. This revealing study questions what this meant for the civilian population during the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya in the 1950s, one of Britain's most violent decolonisation wars. For the first time Huw Bennett examines the conduct of soldiers in detail, uncovering the uneasy relationship between notions of minimum force and the colonial tradition of exemplary force where harsh repression was frequently employed as a valid means of quickly crushing rebellion. Although a range of restrained policies such as special forces methods, restrictive rules of engagement and surrender schemes prevented the campaign from degenerating into genocide, the army simultaneously coerced the population to drop their support for the rebels, imposing collective fines, mass detentions and frequent interrogations, often tolerating rape, indiscriminate killing and torture to terrorise the population into submission.--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Bennett, Huw C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge military histories
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mau Mau
  • Great Britain
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Kikuyu (African people)
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
  • Great Britain
Label
Fighting the Mau Mau : the British Army and counter-insurgency in the Kenya Emergency, Huw Bennett, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139342506
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'A determined campaign against the terrorist bands' -- 'Harmonious relations' : soldiers, civilians, and committees -- 'Possibly restrictive to the operations' : marginalising international law in colonial rebellions -- 'The degree of force necessary' : British traditions in countering colonial rebellions -- 'Restraint backed by good discipline' -- 'A dead man cannot talk' : the need for restraint -- 'A lot of indiscriminate shooting' : military repression before Erskine's arrival -- 'Severe repressive measures' : the army under Erskine -- 'An essential part of the campaign' : civil-military alliances
Control code
CR9781139342506
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 307 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107029705
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030134025
Label
Fighting the Mau Mau : the British Army and counter-insurgency in the Kenya Emergency, Huw Bennett, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139342506
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'A determined campaign against the terrorist bands' -- 'Harmonious relations' : soldiers, civilians, and committees -- 'Possibly restrictive to the operations' : marginalising international law in colonial rebellions -- 'The degree of force necessary' : British traditions in countering colonial rebellions -- 'Restraint backed by good discipline' -- 'A dead man cannot talk' : the need for restraint -- 'A lot of indiscriminate shooting' : military repression before Erskine's arrival -- 'Severe repressive measures' : the army under Erskine -- 'An essential part of the campaign' : civil-military alliances
Control code
CR9781139342506
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 307 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107029705
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1030134025

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