Empire of secrets: British intelligence, the Cold War and the twilight of empire (Walton, Calder)(2013, paperback)

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Mining recently declassified intelligence records, Calder Walton reveals the ‘missing dimension’ of Britain’s post-war imperial history. He sheds new light on everything from violent counter-insurgencies fought by British forces in the jungles of Malaya and Kenya to urban warfare campaigns conducted in Palestine and the Arabian Peninsula. This is the first book to examine records from the Foreign Office’s hidden archive at Hanslope Park, which contains some of the darkest and most shameful secrets from the last days of Britain’s empire.