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War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean

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War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean by Ashley Jackson
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By examining Mauritius and the Indian Ocean, this synthesis of imperial and naval/military history reveals the depths of colonial involvement in World War II and the role of colonies in British strategic planning from the 18th century. In the century of total war, the British Empire was fully mobilized. The Mauritian home front became regimented, troops were recruited for service overseas, the Eastern fleet guarded the Indian Ocean, and Mauritius became a base for SOE operations and intelligence gathering for Bletchley.

Author Biography

ASHLEY JACKSON is a Research Fellow at Mansfield College, University of Oxford. He is the author of Botswana 1939-45: An African Country at War and he has written numerous articles on Africa and he Second World War.
Release date NZ
August 8th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
XIV, 241 p.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
241
Dimensions
140x216x20
ISBN-13
9780333968406
Product ID
1858641

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