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Churchill, America and Vietnam, 1941-45 (Repost)

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Churchill, America and Vietnam, 1941-45 (Repost)

T. O. Smith, "Churchill, America and Vietnam, 1941-45"
English | 2011-12-06 | ISBN: 0230298214, 0230298206 | PDF | 200 pages | 3 MB

Churchill, America and Vietnam 1941-1945 offers a nuanced analysis of British policy towards the post-war structure of the European colonial empires. By ample, carefully deployed evidence, the book concludes, that Churchill was willing to sacrifice French colonial interests in Vietnam for the sake of his all-important 'special relationship' with America. This reveals not only a clear sense of Churchill's wartime priorities, but also fresh and original insights into the inconsistencies sometimes apparent in the Prime Minister's position - for example as a staunch defender of imperialism. There are also numerous illustrations of the personality and character, not only of Churchill, but also of Roosevelt and other leading figures. In effect, this book represents a fusion of British imperial and diplomatic history, and it emphasises how important they are to one another, by using the often-neglected case study of Britain's involvement with Vietnam.