Empire Lost

    Empire Lost

    Britain, the Dominions and the Second World War

    Andrew Stewart

    Continuum 2008

    Hardback 250pp

    9781847252449   Product Code: 99743

    On the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, the Dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa affirmed their commitment to the British Empire. After the victory to which they made such a great contribution, they were effectively independent nations. Drawing on government records, private letters and diaries, and media sources, this absorbing history examines they way in which the exigencies of global conflict fostered self-government, and how in winning the war, Britain lost an empire.

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