Britain and the Confrontation with Indonesia,1960-66 (International Library of Twentieth Century History v. 1)

Britain and the Confrontation with Indonesia,1960-66 (International Library of Twentieth Century History v. 1)

By: David Easter (author)Hardback

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The 'Confrontation' is Britain's forgotten war. Yet as David Easter shows, it was a major commitment involving over 54,000 British servicemen and near-escalation into full-scale war with Indonesia. President Sukarno's 'Confrontation' of Indonesia was an attempt to destroy Britain's plans for Malayasia by guerilla warfare including air and sea landings, and Britain responded with a secret war by supporting rebel groups, propaganda and clandestine cross-border raids. Sukarno was finally overthrown by a pro-Western military government which renounced the Confrontation and accepted Malaysia. Britain's policy, however seemingly successful was, however, vital in her post-imperial retreat from empire and in abandoning her global defence role.

About Author

David Easter is a Tutorial Fellow at the London School of Economics in the University of London.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781850436232
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781850436232
  • ISBN10: 1850436231

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