Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 May 2014

560 Pages | 23 b&w halftones, 11 maps

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199698271

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Fight or Flight

Britain, France, and the Roads from Empire

Martin Thomas

  • The story of how the world's two largest colonial empires disintegrated so dramatically after the Second World War
  • One of the most cataclysmic power-shifts in history - a tale involving hundreds of millions across four continents
  • The first time that the collapse of British and French colonial rule has been told as part of one global story
  • Shows how the end of the two empires was inter-linked, even co-dependent