The British Army, the Gurkhas and Cold War Strategy in the Far East, 1947–1954

  • Raffi Gregorian

Part of the Studies in Military and Strategic History book series (SMSH)

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About this book


This book argues that postwar Britain's 'imperial over-extension' has been exaggerated. Britain developed and adjusted its defence strategy based upon the perceived Communist threat and available resources. It was especially successful at adapting to meet the strategic and resource challenges from the Far East from 1947-54. There British and Gurkha forces were deployed only in contingencies that threatened vital British interests, while the U.S. and Commonwealth allies were persuaded to accept key wartime missions, thus preserving Britain's ability to fight in Western Europe.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Raffi Gregorian
    • 1
  1. 1.US Department of StateWashingtonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42114-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28716-7
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