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The British empire as a superpower, 1919-39 /
Anthony Clayton.
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Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1986.
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xiv, 545 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0820308617
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imprint
Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1986.
isbn
0820308617
catalogue key
140292
 
Bibliography: p. 518-537.
Includes index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-04:
The title of this book is misleading. The British Empire was never a ``superpower'' (as that term is used in the 20th century to describe two continental states, the US and the USSR), with vast demographic and economic resources and a strong sense of political identity. Clayton, a staff member at the Military Academy at Sandhurst, pays little attention to these factors, nor does He offer a broad historical interpretation of the empire. he is primarily concerned with the disposition and use of military force, about which he furnishes a plethora of detail. Narrative takes precedence over analysis. There are no notes to indicate from which sources the author mined his lumps of statistics or derived his opinions favorable to British imperial rule. In this regard, the bibliography is useful. The index, however, is erratic. The 15 maps are good, though not always illustrative of the text. In brief, this book will provide the reader with information such as the number of RAF planes stationed at Malta in 1935 and a weak apologia for a British commander's massacre of defenseless Indian civilians at Amritsar in 1919. Caveat lector.-M. Swartz, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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