The Resource Britain, Southeast Asia and the onset of the Pacific War, Nicholas Tarling

Britain, Southeast Asia and the onset of the Pacific War, Nicholas Tarling

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Britain, Southeast Asia and the onset of the Pacific War
Title
Britain, Southeast Asia and the onset of the Pacific War
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Tarling
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book describes British policy in Southeast Asia between the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939 and the opening of the Pacific war at the end of 1941. The British government sought to preserve the status quo. Yet it was difficult for Britain to retain its position as the major colonial power in Asia when it had to pursue its struggle with Germany. The book shows that, unable to maintain effective naval or air forces in the East, the British drew on diplomatic resources to achieve their aims. The British wanted to avert the military expansion of the Japanese and to limit their penetration of the area. They had increasingly to rely on the United States, but had little control over American policy. It is this context that the book focuses on Britain's relations with the Netherlands East Indies, the Philippines, French Indo-China and Thailand
  • Nicholas Tarling's extensive analysis of British archives, together with documentary material on the foreign policies of other states, makes this an important reinterpretation of the origins of the Pacific war, which turned a European war into a world war. It is also the first time that the region as a whole has been considered in this context, and the interconnectedness of events explored. As a substantial study in diplomacy it is pertinent, invoking issues of continuing relevance to readers in international relations. Specialists in modern British history, Asian history and the history of World War II will also find the book invaluable
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tarling, Nicholas
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS525.9.G7
LC item number
T37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War
  • Southeast Asia
  • Great Britain
  • Southeast Asia
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Southeast Asia
  • Großbritannien
  • Südostasien
  • Großbritannien
  • Südostasien
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Diplomatieke betrekkingen
  • Tweede Wereldoorlog
  • Ontstaansgeschiedenis
  • Pazifikkrieg
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
Label
Britain, Southeast Asia and the onset of the Pacific War, Nicholas Tarling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Before September 1939. Britain and the world. The impact of World War I. Japanese expansion in the 1930s. Netherlands India. The Philippines. French Indo-China. Siam. Burma. Malaya and Borneo. Defence -- 2. September 1939-June 1940. The great powers and Southeast Asia. The phoney war. The German invasion of the Netherlands. The implications for the Philippines. Indo-China and the fall of France. Thailand's non-aggression pacts. The Burma Road. The Brookes. The question of reinforcing Malaya -- 3. July-September 1940. The US and the British Empire. The Battle of Britain. The question of assisting the Dutch in the Indies. The trade of the Philippines. The Japanese move into northern Indo-China. The Thai reaction. The reopening of the Burma Road. The protection of Borneo and Malaya -- 4. October 1940-June 1941. The prospects of American participation. The German attack on Russia. The Australian viewpoint. Economic warfare. Dutch discussions with the British and Japanese
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 434 pages
Isbn
9780521553469
Lccn
95042787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33243394
  • (OCoLC)ocm33243394
Label
Britain, Southeast Asia and the onset of the Pacific War, Nicholas Tarling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-426) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Before September 1939. Britain and the world. The impact of World War I. Japanese expansion in the 1930s. Netherlands India. The Philippines. French Indo-China. Siam. Burma. Malaya and Borneo. Defence -- 2. September 1939-June 1940. The great powers and Southeast Asia. The phoney war. The German invasion of the Netherlands. The implications for the Philippines. Indo-China and the fall of France. Thailand's non-aggression pacts. The Burma Road. The Brookes. The question of reinforcing Malaya -- 3. July-September 1940. The US and the British Empire. The Battle of Britain. The question of assisting the Dutch in the Indies. The trade of the Philippines. The Japanese move into northern Indo-China. The Thai reaction. The reopening of the Burma Road. The protection of Borneo and Malaya -- 4. October 1940-June 1941. The prospects of American participation. The German attack on Russia. The Australian viewpoint. Economic warfare. Dutch discussions with the British and Japanese
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 434 pages
Isbn
9780521553469
Lccn
95042787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33243394
  • (OCoLC)ocm33243394

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