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Imperial Defence
The Old World Order, 1856–1956





ISBN 9780415759045
Published August 21, 2004 by Routledge

 
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Book Description

This new collection of essays, from leading British and Canadian scholars, presents an excellent insight into the strategic thinking of the British Empire.

It defines the main areas of the strategic decision-making process that was known as 'Imperial Defence'. The theme is one of imperial defence and defence of empire, so chapters will be historiographical in nature, discussing the major features of each key component of imperial defence, areas of agreement and disagreement in the existing literature on critical interpretations, introducing key individuals and positions and commenting on the appropriateness of existing studies, as well as identifying a raft of new directions for future research. 

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. The Foreign Office and Defence of Empire, 1856–1918  2. The Foreign Office and Defence of Empire, 1919–1945  3. The Foreign Office and Defence of Empire, 1946–1956  4. The Treasury and Defence of Empire  5. The British Army and Defence of Empire, 1856–1956  6. RN and Defence of Empire, 1856–1918  7. RN and Defence of Empire, 1919–1956  8. Intelligence and Defence of Empire, 1856–1956  9. The Role of Religion and the Idea of Imperial Defence  10. Air Power and the Defence of Empire, 1918–1956  11.  Imperial Defence and Propaganda, 1856–1956  12. The Dominions and Imperial Defence, 1856–1956  13. Afterword

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Biography

Greg Kennedy is a Professor of Strategic Foreign Policy at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning monograph, Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the Far East, 1933-1939 (Frank Cass, 2002).