Vietnam and the Unravelling of Empire

General Gracey in Asia 1942–1951

  • T. O. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 1-9
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    Pages 10-31
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    Pages 32-56
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    Pages 57-77
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    Pages 78-102
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    Pages 131-137
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 138-188

About this book


The Vietnam War and Indian independence devastated British policy towards Asia. The Labour Government failed to understand its commitments. Yet some senior British officers were prepared to work alongside Asian nationalism in order to secure British interests. This created a radical local fusion of imperial, diplomatic and humanitarian policies.


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Authors and affiliations

  • T. O. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Huntington UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-49656-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44871-2
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