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The beginning of the end of Empire? Reassessing the reporting of the British retreat in Burma

Woods, Philip (2017) The beginning of the end of Empire? Reassessing the reporting of the British retreat in Burma. South Asia @ LSE (26 Jan 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The British-Indian army fighting in Burma during 1942 is sometimes misleadingly referred to as a ‘Forgotten Army’. In fact, the army’s long retreat was given good coverage in the western press which provided twenty-six correspondents to cover the campaign. Philip Woods’ new book is the first scholarly analysis of media coverage of this retreat, focusing on newsreel, magazine and newspaper correspondents. It argues for the historical value of the journalists’ contribution, most especially in their published memoirs. The book has implications for the study of journalism and the history of Burma and India.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Collections > South Asia @ LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 12:59
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2019 00:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74584

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