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Studies in Military and Strategic History

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

Authors: Gregorian, Roffi

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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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RAFFI GREGORIAN is Senior Advisor on Balkans issues in the State Department's Office of Kosovo and Dayton Implementation.

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'...his writing is polished and accessible, his case is presented with seductive clarity, well illustrated by charts and maps. Above all he provides a compelling perspective on a neglected period of recent history whose lessons become increasingly relevant to our current security.' - Dr John Mackinlay, Centre for Defence Studies, RUSI Journal


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Army, the Gurkhas and Cold War Strategy in the Far East, 1947–1954
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Military and Strategic History
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Raffi Gregorian
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28716-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230287167
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-80148-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42114-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 335
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