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Britain's Korean War
Author: Thomas Hennessey

ISBN: 9780719097386
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 16 April 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.6
Description:
Britain's Korean War investigates the UK's experience as a junior partner in the only Cold War conflict where some of the main protagonists confronted each other on the battlefield. The book assesses the strains within the 'Special Relationship' between London and Washington as well as British relations with the Soviet Union, communist China and the emerging New Commonwealth, particularly India. 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. The book shows how Anglo-American disagreements over military strategy in Korea reflect a British desire to reign in American efforts to expand the war: the British feared that the conflict might escalate into a third world war that would expose the United Kingdom to direct Soviet attack. 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. This book also illustrates that British fears concerning the Korean War were not limited to the diplomatic and military fronts - these extended to the...

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