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By Ian McLaine

In 1950, simply 5 years after the tip of worldwide struggle II, Britain and the US back went to conflict - this time to aim and wrestle the unfold of communism in East Asia following the invasion of South Korea via communist forces from the North. This booklet charts the process the UK-US ‘special dating’ from the adventure to struggle starting in 1947, to the autumn of the Labour executive in 1951. Ian McLaine casts clean mild on relatives among Truman and Attlee and their officers, diplomats and advisors, together with Acheson and MacArthur. He exhibits how Britain used to be persuaded to affix a battle it could actually sick find the money for and used to be compelled to rearm at nice price to the economic climate. the choice to take part within the battle triggered nice pressure to the Labour social gathering - frightening the Bevan-Gaitskell break up which was once to maintain the get together out of workplace for the subsequent decade. McLaine’s revisionist research exhibits how disastrous the warfare was once for the British - and for the Labour get together particularly. It sheds vital new mild on UK-US kin in the course of a key period in diplomatic and chilly struggle history.

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