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By Ian McLaine

In 1950, simply 5 years after the top of global struggle II, Britain and the US back went to conflict - this time to attempt and wrestle the unfold of communism in East Asia following the invasion of South Korea through communist forces from the North. This ebook charts the process the UK-US ‘special courting’ from the adventure to warfare starting in 1947, to the autumn of the Labour executive in 1951. Ian McLaine casts clean mild on family among Truman and Attlee and their officers, diplomats and advisors, together with Acheson and MacArthur. He indicates how Britain used to be persuaded to hitch a battle it could possibly ailing manage to pay for and used to be pressured to rearm at nice rate to the financial system. the choice to take part within the conflict prompted nice pressure to the Labour social gathering - upsetting the Bevan-Gaitskell cut up which was once to maintain the celebration out of place of work for the subsequent decade. McLaine’s revisionist examine indicates how disastrous the battle was once for the British - and for the Labour celebration particularly. It sheds very important new mild on UK-US kin in the course of a key period in diplomatic and chilly conflict history.

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