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A Scottish Life - Sir John Martin, Churchill and Empire (Hardcover, illustrated edition) Loot Price: R1,339
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A Scottish Life - Sir John Martin, Churchill and Empire (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Michael Jackson

A Scottish Life - Sir John Martin, Churchill and Empire (Hardcover, illustrated edition)

Michael Jackson; Volume editing by Janet Jackson

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The working life of Sir John Martin (1904-1991), which is the subject of this book, was based on the Colonial Office, serving his belief that "colonial rule was one of the best British gifts to the world". Through his eyes, readers are given a detailed picture of work at the centre of some of the most important events in modern British history, including World War II and the end of empire. Four years after entering the Colonial Office, Martin was seconded for three years' field service in Malaya, and attended the Bangkok Opium Conference, and in 1936 he was called to serve as Secretary to the Palestine Royal Commission. In 1940 he went to 10 Downing Street as Churchill's Private Secretary, where from 1941-45 he was Principal PS with management of the Private Office. After the war, in senior positions in the Colonial Office he was in Malaysia, central Africa, Palestine, Cyprus and Malta, working towards decolonization. It also fell to Martin to represent British colonial policy at the new United Nations. For his last two years before retirement he was High Commissioner for Malta. The book offers insights into the background to all these events and the personalities involved.

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Imprint: Radcliffe Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: December 1999
First published: July 1999
Authors: Michael Jackson
Volume editors: Janet Jackson
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Edition: illustrated edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-86064-416-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political ideologies > Imperialism
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Central government > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-86064-416-3
Barcode: 9781860644160

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