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The Evacuation of Civilians from Burma: Analysing the 1942 Colonial Disaster

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The string of military defeats during 1942 marked the end of British hegemony in Southeast Asia, finally destroying the myth of British imperial invincibility. The Japanese attack on Burma led to a hurried and often poorly organized evacuation of Indian and European civilians from the country. The evacuation was a public humiliation for the British and marked the end of their role in Burma.

The Evacuation of Civilians from Burma investigates the social and political background to the evacuation, and the consequences of its failure. Utilizing unpublished letters, diaries, memoirs and official reports, Michael Leigh provides the first comprehensive account of the evacuation, analyzing its source in the structures of colonial society, fractured race relations and in the turbulent politics of colonial Burma.

About the Author

Michael D. Leigh is Research Associate at SOAS, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

Part I - The Tightening Screw
1. Introduction
2. Colonial Politics
3. Europeans and Europeans
4. The Japanese Invasion
Part II - The Eve of a Disaster
5. Political In-fighting
6. Chaos in Mandalay
7. The Indian Tea Association, Irrawaddy Flotilla Company and Others
Part III - Evacuation
8. Evacuation Routes, Logistics and Geography
9. Sea and Air
10. Overland Routes
11. Myitkynia: The Final Act
Part IV - Postscript
12. Exile in India
13. Occupied Burma
14. Political Legacy
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441140906
Author:
Michael D. Leigh.
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Author:
Leigh, Michael D.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.2 x 0.8 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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