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Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India (Hardback)
Author: Stanley Wolpert Category: The History Books of the Subcontinent Publisher: Published by Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2006 Published: ISBN: ISBN 10: 0195151984 / ISBN 13: 9780195151985 Pages: Country: USA Language: English Dimension: File Size: Tags:Britain's ill planned disengagement from India in 1947 | called a "shameful flight" by Winston Churchill | Buy Now
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The Departure of British from India, Winston Churchill Condemned it as “Shameful Flight”

Stanley Wolpert indorsed the historical phrase “Shameful Flight” by naming it his book, as dubbed by the famous army man turned British politician, Winston Churchill.

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Covering the events from the fall of Singapore in 1942 to the post-independence stories till 1948, Shameful Flight provides a vivid behind-the-scenes look at Britain’s decision to liberate India from the crown jewel of its empire. The author, a leading authority on Indian history, sketches the memorable role of all the key participants, including Mahatma Gandhi, Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister Attlee, Nehru, and Muhammad Ali Jinnah, with a special focus on British viceroy, Lord Louis Mountbatten.

 

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