Britain, Kenya and the Cold War : Imperial Defence, Colonial Security and Decolonisation Hardback
by David Percox
Far from having to "scram from Africa" following the abandonment of her East Suez role, Britain continued to vigorously pursue imperial interests in Africa, with Kenya taking centre-stage.
This book shows Britain maintaining her strategic priorities here: cultivating the moderate Kenyatta government, giving up the unacceptable colonial army base, but retaining military army camps, rights of overflying, staging and training, and arming and training the Kenyan military.
Kenyan decolonization and British interests, it becomes clear, were intimately linked and vital within the context of the Cold War and East-West regional rivalry.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 24/09/2004
- Category: Colonialism & imperialism
- ISBN: 9781850434603
- Paperback / softback from £19.29