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  • 1. Kent, British Imperial Strategy, p. 77.
  • 2. Deighton, ‘The “Frozen Front”’, pp. 453-454.
  • 3. Kent, British Imperial Strategy, pp. 79, 82-85, 89, 91.
  • 4. Merrick, ‘The Russia Committee’, p. 454.
  • 5. Peter Hennessy, The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War (London, 2002), p. 17.
  • 6. Kent, British Imperial Strategy, pp. 95-96.
  • 7. Deighton, The Impossible Peace, pp. 45-46, 79, 101.
  • 8. G. C. Peden, Arms, Economics and British Strategy: From Dreadnoughts to Hydrogen Bombs (Cambridge, 2007), p. 236.
  • 9. Deighton, ‘The “Frozen Front”’, pp. 462-463.
  • 10. Bevin, memorandum, ‘Review of Soviet Policy’, 5 January 1948, CAB129/23/7, TNA.
  • 11. Ibid.
  • 12. SIFE, report, ‘Review of Communism in South East Asia’, no. 8, 30 December 1947, CO537/2650, TNA. For SIFE, see: Calder Walton, Empire of Secrets: British Intelligence, the Cold War and the Twilight of Empire (London, 2013), pp. 172-173.
  • 13. SIFE, report, ‘Review of Communism in South East Asia’, no. 10, 23 February 1948, CO537/2650, TNA.
  • 14. Ibid.; R. S. Singh and Champa Singh, Indian Communism: Its Role towards the Indian Polity (New Delhi, 1991), pp. 66-67; Tilman Remme, Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49 (London, 1995), pp. 134-136.
  • 15. Andrei Zhdanov, ‘Report on the International Situation’, in: Robert V. Daniels (ed.), A Documentary History of Communism, vol. 2 (London, 1987), pp. 145-148.
  • 16. JIC(FE) (48)12 (Final), ‘Communism in the Far East’, 7 October 1948, CO537/2650, TNA.
  • 17. Bevin, memorandum, ‘The First Aim of British Foreign Policy’, 4 January 1948, CAB129/23/6, TNA.
  • 18. Commons, 22 January 1948, Hansard, 466, col. 407; Kent, British Imperial Strategy, pp. 160-161.
  • 19. Deighton, ‘Entente Neo-Coloniale?’, pp. 836, 847.
  • 20. Heinlein, British Government Policy, pp. 23-24.
  • 21. Peter Weiler, ‘Forming Responsible Trade Unions: The Colonial Office, Colonial Labor, and the Trades Union Congress’, Radical History Review, 28-30 (1984), pp. 377-378.
  • 22. Kent, British Imperial Strategy, p. 77; Hyam, ‘Africa and the Labour Government’, p. 239.
  • 23. Heinlein, British Government Policy, p. 18.
  • 24. Hyam, ‘Africa and the Labour Government’, p. 243.
  • 25. Furedi, Colonial Wars, pp. 89-92.
  • 26. Ibid., pp. 88-91, 97; A. J. Stockwell, ‘Southeast Asia in War and Peace: The End of European Colonial Empires’, in: Nicholas Tarling (ed.), The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia: Volume Two, Part Two: From World War II to the Present (Cambridge, 1999), p. 25.
  • 27. Grey, despatch, 10 May 1948, CO537/2650, TNA.
  • 28. Unsigned, Hong Kong political summary, no. 5, September 1848, CO537/3732, TNA.
  • 29. Foreign Office, report, ‘Communist Strategy in S. E. Asia’, undated, enclosed in: Mayhew to Rees-Williams, 30 November 1948, CO537/2651, TNA.
  • 30. Ibid.
  • 31. Furedi, Colonial Wars, pp. 90-93.
  • 32. Cohen, circular dispatch to ‘All African Governors’, 15 March 1948; Cohen, minute, 15 March 1948; George Seel (assistant under-secretary of state for the colonies, responsible for the Eastern, West Indies, and General Departments), minute, 14 April 1948; Paskin to Grantham, 27 April 1948; Paskin to Sir Donald Mackenzie-Kennedy (governor of Mauritius), 29 April 1948; Paskin to Sir Brian Freeston (governor of Fiji), 29 April 1948, CO537/3731, TNA.
  • 33. Paskin, minute, 15 April 1948; Paskin to Grantham, 27 April 1948, CO537/3731, TNA; Furedi, Colonial Wars, p. 90.
  • 34. Furedi, Colonial Wars, pp. 94-95, 101-102.
 
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