Britain, Kenya and the Cold War: Imperial Defence, Colonial Security and Decolonisation

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I.B.Tauris, Dec 17, 2004 - History - 252 pages
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Far from having to abandon her post-war "East of Suez" role, Britain continued to pursue "imperial" African interests well after the Suez debacle and the "End of Empire". Kenya was center stage. Little scholarship has been produced on British policy in pursuing her interests beyond Kenyan independence. This book shows Britain maintaining her strategic priorities in Kenya--cultivating the ''moderate" Kenyatta government, giving up the unacceptable colonial army base, but retaining military camps, rights of overflying, staging and training the Kenyan military, including internal security. Percox shows that Kenyan de-colonization and British defense interests were intimately linked and vital within the context of the Cold War and East-West regional rivalry.
 

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Great book. Really good read about Kenya and the war. 5 stars

Contents

Defence and Internal Security 194552
14
British CounterInsurgency in Kenya 19526
48
East Africa East of Suez 19567
77
East AtHca East of Suez II 19579
98
Internal Security and Decolonisation 19569
126
Internal Security and Decolonisation II 195965
151
Defence and Decolonisation 195965
185
Conclusion
227
Index
241
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David Percox is a researcher and writer specializing in imperial history.

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