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Forgotten Wars

Christopher Bayly, Tim Harper

Following the immense praise for Bayly and Harper's Forgotten Armies, its authors now tackle with the same verve, controversy and wit, the even more contentious issue of how new nations were born from the wreck of Britain's empire in southeast Asia. The almost continual fighting that followed Japan's defeat scarred everywhere in the region - from the violent British occupation of south Vietnam to the horrors of Partition in India; from the hasty retreat from Burma to the Malayan 'Emergency', one of the first and most dramatic counter-insurgency wars of the twentieth century. Forgotten Wars explores the lives of politicians, soldiers and ordinary people as the travails of decolonisation merged with the hatreds of the Cold War.

Christopher Bayly is Vere Harmsworth Professor of History at the University of Cambridge and winner of last year's Wolfson Prize for lifetime achievement. Tim Harper is a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Forgotten Armies was published by Penguin in 2004.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
25/01/2007
Category
  • History
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Illustrations
16pp
Extent
704
US
Harvard University Press
Translation
David Higham Associates
Film
David Higham Associates
Serial
David Higham Associates
Audio (Unabridged)
David Higham Associates
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