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
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British intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of empire
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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 Carre novel, Empire of Secrets is an exhilarating read by an exciting new voice in intelligence history
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10231645
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Walton, Calder
Dewey number
353.170941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Intelligence service
  • International relations
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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British intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of Empire
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Empire of secrets : British intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of empire, Calder Walton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 411 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007457960
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13813068
  • 13813068
Label
Empire of secrets : British intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of empire, Calder Walton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 411 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007457960
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 13813068
  • 13813068

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