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Author Trevaskis, Kennedy, author

Title The deluge : a personal view of the end of empire in the Middle East / Sir Kennedy Travaskis, KCMG, OBE ; edited with an introduction by Wm. Roger Louis ; with a foreword by the Right Hon. Julian Amery, PC, MP
Published London : I.B. Tauris, 2019


Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents List of Illustrations; Map of Eritrea Administrative Divisions; Map of the Federation of South Arabia; Introduction; Foreword; I Prelude; 1 A Little 'Sahib' at the Turn of the Tide in India; 2 Life with an Imperialist Father; II Central Africa (Zambia): 1938-39: Don Quixote in the Northern Rhodesian (Zambian) Jungle; III Empires at War in East Africa: 1939-41; 1 Defeat; 2 Imprisonment and Victory; IV The Occupation and Disposal of Italian Eritrea; 1 The Spoils of War; 2 Taking Over Without Tears; 3 The Abyssinian People and Church Militant; 4 Encounter with a Prophet
5 Moslems in Trouble6 Peace, Progress and a Little Prosperity; 7 A Whiff of Ethiopian Imperialism in the Air; 8 Ethiopian Mischief; 9 The Christian Abyssinians and Ethiopia's Claims to Eritrea; 10 As the War Ends, the Allies Turn Their Attention to the Italian Colonies; 11 The Moslem Awakening; 12 The Emancipation of the Moslem Tribal Serfs and the Birth of an Anti-Ethiopian Moslem League; 13 A Divided Eritrea Awaits a Decision; 14 The Four Powers Agree to Disagree; 15 Struggle and Strife; 16 The United Nations Brings the Curtain Down on Eritrea; 17 Eritrean Postscript
V Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) RevisitedVI The End of Aden and the Raj; 1 A Chip off the Old British Indian Block; 2 Marking Time; 3 Forward with the Forward Policy; 4 Drafting a Blueprint for the Future; 5 A Hideous Self-inflicted Wound; 6 A Surrogate War with the Yemen; 7 A Coup that Failed; 8 The Lahej Conspiracy; 9 The Arab Emirates of the South Take the Floor; 10 Our Enemies Confounded; 11 Aden and the Federation Unite in the Nick of Time; 12 Civil War in the Yemen Tempers the Nasserite Threats; 13 Finis; 14 South Arabian Postscript; Index; Image Section
Summary Sir Kennedy Trevaskis was the last High Commissioner of South Arabia - a role he held from 1963-1965, which provided the pinnacle of his career and yet also his ultimate failure. Trevaskis's imperial credentials were impeccable. He was a District Officer in Northern Rhodesia, followed by service in the Rhodesian Regiment in World War II, District Commissioner in the British Administered Eritrea after Italy's defeat, and finally High Commissioner in South Arabia and Aden colony. But here the British ambition to set up the Federation of South Arabia with Aden was ultimately frustrated by the rise of Arab nationalism and the British Labour government's decision to withdraw ̀East of Suez'. The Deluge is the memoir of a glittering career ending in ultimate failure and ignominy, but full of incident, humour and irreverence. Published for the first time, and with an extensive introduction by Wm. Roger Louis, this unique account sheds significant light on British foreign and imperial policy in the post-war era and particularly the end of empire in the Middle East
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 5, 2019)
Subject Trevaskis, Kennedy
Colonialism & imperialism.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
British colonies
Diplomatic relations
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Officials and employees -- Biography
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Middle East
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Asia.
Subject Asia
Great Britain
Middle East
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Louis, William Roger, 1936- editor, writer of introduction.
ISBN 9781786725783