Britain's Korean War by Thomas Hennessey
Cold War Diplomacy, Strategy and Security 1950-53

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The book assesses the strains within the 'Special Relationship' between London and Washington and offers a new perspective on the limits and successes of British influence. The interaction between the main personalities on the British side –Attlee, Bevan, Morrison, Churchill and Eden – and their American counterparts – Truman, Acheson, Eisenhower and Dulles – are chronicled. By the end of the war the British were concerned that it was the Americans, rather than the Soviets, who were the greater threat to world peace. British fears concerning the Korean war were not limited to the diplomatic and military fronts – these extended to the 'Manchurian Candidate' threat posed by returning prisoners of war who had been exposed to communist indoctrination. The book is essential reading for those interested in British and US foreign policy and military strategy during the Cold war.


About Thomas Hennessey

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Thomas Hennessey is Professor of Modern British and Irish History at Canterbury Christ Church University
Published May 1, 2015 by Manchester University Press. 304 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History, War. Non-fiction

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And there is an account of the fifth meeting (of six formal meetings) between Prime Minister Attlee and President Truman held in Washington in December 1950, where the author ignores almost all of the very significant exchanges and disagreements, before turning his attention to the issue of the...

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