This book is an in-depth study of the importnace of the Empire-Commonwealth in the two decades after WWII for Britain's self-image as a great power. By studying a wide range of debates on general and specific imperial problems, the book highlights the "official mind" of decolonization - and of late imperialism.
'Meticulously researched and records the naval events for the first time. In the light of the current problems of illegal immigration from the sea taking place in various parts of the world, it is extremely relevant today. Recommended.' - Warship World