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Empire lost : Britain, the dominions and the Second World War

Author: Andrew Stewart
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2008.
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This book explores British imperial unity at the outbreak of the Second World War and how this ultimately led to its own dissolution in post-war years. In September 1939, four of the five dominions took the decision to support Neville Chamberlain's London-based government and declare war on Nazi Germany. This was to be the last great outpouring of British imperial unity. Entering the fray as 'self-autonomous' they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stewart, Andrew.
Empire lost.
London : Continuum, 2008
(DLC) 2009292268
(OCoLC)212847418
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Stewart
ISBN: 9781441133038 1441133038 1282873962 9781282873964
OCLC Number: 682890616
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 238 p.) : ill.
Contents: Introduction: A special relationship --
The great experiment --
War again --
Controlling the alliance --
Standing alone --
Coalition united --
Pacific test --
The 'first' Dominion --
Rupture? --
Holding the imperial line --
The private Anzac club --
A family council --
Losing an empire --
Conclusion: Brave new world.
Responsibility: Andrew Stewart.

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Explores British imperial unity at the outbreak of the Second World War and how this ultimately led to its own dissolution in post-war years. This book examines the key themes affecting the  Read more...

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."..a fascinating account...a valuable and detailed exploration of the issues that both united and divided the Dominions of the Empire in its greatest test." The Journal of Military History

 
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