War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean

  • Ashley¬†Jackson

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

About this book


By examining Mauritius and the Indian Ocean, this unique synthesis of imperial and naval/military history, reveals the depths of colonial involvement in the Second World War and the role of colonies in British strategic planning from the eighteenth century. In the century of total war, the British Empire was fully mobilized. The Mauritian home front became regimented, troops were recruited for service overseas, the Eastern fleet guarded the Indian Ocean, and Mauritius became a base for SOE operations and intelligence-gathering for Bletchley.


bibliography eighteenth century empire Europe Front history Home Front India Middle East military history

Authors and affiliations

  • Ashley¬†Jackson
    • 1
  1. 1.Mansfield CollegeOxfordUK

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-42850-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1954-0
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