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South East Asia

A helicopter is recovered from a Malayan swamp in May 1955.
A helicopter is recovered from a Malayan swamp in May 1955.
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The successes, conflicts and unrest experienced in South East Asia before, during and after the Second World War reflect the complex relations that exist between Britain and South East Asia.

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Further reading

  • Stockwell, A.J., Imperialism and Nationalism in South-East Asia In J.M. Brown and Louis, W.R. ed., The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol 4 The Twentieth Century (Oxford and New York, Oxford University Press, 1999)
  • Christie, C.J., A Modern History of South East Asia: Decolonization, Nationalism and Separatism (London and New York, Tauris Academic Studies, 1996)