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Author Kelly, Saul, 1957-

Title Cold War in the desert : Britain, the United States, and the Italian colonies, 1945-52 / Saul Kelly
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000


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Description ix, 207 pages ; 23 cm
Series Cold War history series
Cold War history series.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Cold War in the desert : Britain, the United States, and the Italian colonies, 1945-52 / Saul Kelly. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- The Soviet and American Initiatives, 1945 -- Byrnes, Bevin and the Temporary Settlement, 1946 -- Anglo-American Cooperation on Cyrenaica, 1946-7 -- The Failure of the Four Powers, 1947-8 -- The UN Settlement, 1948-9 -- Implementing the UN Resolutions, 1949-52 -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: World politics 1945-1955, Italy Colonies Africa History 20th century
Summary "This study re-examines the relationship between Britain and the United States on the question of the Italian colonies from 1945 to 1952 and its contribution to the onset of the Cold War. New insights are provided into the Soviet and American initiatives and the British response on the first text of postwar great power cooperation at the London and Paris Council of Foreign Ministers in 1945-6. There is a reassessment of British and American policies on the Italian colonies between July 1946 and September 1948, as a result of the crisis in the eastern Mediterranean and Europe. There is a reappraisal of the process by which British and US officials eventually reached agreement on this question and its relation to the passing of the UN resolutions on Libyan independence, Italian trusteeship of Somalia and the federation of Eritrea with Ethiopia. There are also new revelations about how Britain and the US finally secured strategic facilities in Libya and Eritrea." -- BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-195) and index
Subject Cold War.
World politics -- 1945-1955.
Italy -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
LC no. 99054822
ISBN 0312231563
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