Shameful Flight by Stanley Wolpert

Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India by Stanley Wolpert
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Overview: Britain’s precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947–condemned as a "shameful flight" by Winston Churchill–had a truly catastrophic effect on South Asia, leaving hundreds of thousands of people dead in its wake and creating a legacy of chaos, hatred, and war that has lasted over half a century.Ranging from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, Shameful Flight provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain’s decision to divest itself from the crown jewel of its empire.Here then is the dramatic story of a truly pivotal moment in the history of India, Pakistan, and Britain.
Genre: Non-Fiction, History

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