Fifth Column: A brief sojourn East of Suez: a last gasp for British great power status

👤 Tim Pendry  
The debate about whether the British should have a military presence East of Suez seemed to have been settled under the Wilson-Callaghan Government in the 1960s and 1970s. The process of withdrawal started with the independence of India and Pakistan (widely celebrated in the UK media recently on its sixtieth anniversary), was confirmed by the ... Read more
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