A Korean Conflict: The Tensions between Britain and America by Ian McLaine

By Ian McLaine

In 1950, simply 5 years after the top of worldwide conflict II, Britain and the United States back went to struggle - this time to aim and wrestle the unfold of communism in East Asia following the invasion of South Korea by means of communist forces from the North. This booklet charts the process the UK-US ‘special courting’ from the adventure to struggle starting in 1947, to the autumn of the Labour govt in 1951. Ian McLaine casts clean mild on kinfolk among Truman and Attlee and their officers, diplomats and advisors, together with Acheson and MacArthur. He exhibits how Britain used to be persuaded to hitch a conflict it will possibly unwell come up with the money for and was once compelled to rearm at nice fee to the economic climate. the choice to take part within the conflict brought on nice pressure to the Labour celebration - frightening the Bevan-Gaitskell cut up which used to be to maintain the social gathering out of workplace for the subsequent decade. McLaine’s revisionist examine exhibits how disastrous the battle used to be for the British - and for the Labour occasion specifically. It sheds vital new gentle on UK-US kin in the course of a key period in diplomatic and chilly warfare history.

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