Britain and the Congo Crisis, 1960-63

Author(s): 
James, Alan
ISBN: 
0333618602
Date published: 
March 1996
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
248

Based on interviews and on documentary collections in Britain, Sweden and the US, this book describes and analyses Britain's often-tortured response to the crisis which occurred in Congo immediately following its independence. Principally, it throws much fresh light on British policy. But it also examines the impact of the crisis on Britain's status as a great power; reveals important new material about the UN's conduct of its peacekeeping operation in the Congo; and draws lessons about the conduct of contemporary peacekeeping.