Forgotten Wars

Forgotten Wars : The End of Britain's Asian Empire

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This extraordinary book is a vivid, highly original account of the creation of a new Asia after the Second World War - an unstoppable wave of nationalism that swept the British Empire aside. It tells the definitive story of how India, Pakistan, Burma and Malaysia came into existence and how British interference in Vietnam and Indonesia fatally shaped those countries' futures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 45mm | 538g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps, ports.
  • 0141017384
  • 9780141017389
  • 223,880

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Review quote

The story is told with a refreshing candour... [an] outstanding narrative account of the end of empire * , Richard Overy, author of THE DICTATORS *
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About Christopher Bayly

Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper jointly wrote the highly praised Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-45 which is a prelude to this book.
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84 ratings
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3 21% (18)
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This is an extraordinary book, which gives as much to the reader as they bring to it themselves. As a Malaysian alone, I wish I was in a position to make this mandatory reading in our schools, as much as a perspective on Malaysia's past as well as primer for a geo-political history of the region and her influences. As someone who has read military and geo-political history for the last thirty years, I would place this in a Top Ten brief. As a parent and educator, this will continue to be in my conversations for a very long time.show more
by Reeza Mohd Rosli
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