Empire of Secrets

    Empire of Secrets

    British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire

    Calder Walton

    Overlook 2013

    Hardback 443pp Illustrated

    9781468307153   Product Code: 23194

    Against the backdrop of the Cold War, Britain viewed the nationalist insurgencies shaking its dwindling colonial possessions as Soviet-backed subversion. Drawing on a wealth of top-secret documents and previously overlooked personal papers, this ground-breaking history charts the crucial but unseen role of MI5 in the violent campaigns waged by British troops in the jungles of Malaya and Kenya and on the streets of Aden, Cyprus and Palestine, uncovering some of the darkest secrets of the dying empire.

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