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Histories of The Hanged

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This book tells for the first time the story of the dirty war the British fought in Kenya, in the run-up to the country's independence in 1964. In 1952, after years of tension and bitterness, the grievances of the Gikuyu people of central Kenya exploded into open rebellion. Only 32 European settlers died in the subsequent fighting, but more than 1,800 African civilians, over 3,000 African police and soldiers, and 12,000 Mau Mau rebels were killed. Between 1953 and 1956 Britain sent over a thousand Kenyans to the gallows, often on trumped up or non-existent charges. Meanwhile 70,000 people were imprisoned in camps without trial for between two and six years. Men and women were kept together in conditions of institutionalised violence overseen by British officials. David Anderson provides a full and convincing account of a war in which all sides behaved badly, and therefore few of the combatants can be either fully excused, or blamed. His book contains the information the press, public and politicians need to decide for themselves about an important aspect of Britain's recent past. These events are still within living memory, and eyewitness testimonies provide the backbone of this controversial story.

Someone attached a small "cutting" describing the book inside one of the front leaves. Otherwise, this hardback copy is in really good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Anderson, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
Presumed 1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0297847198
ISBN-13:
9780297847199
Number of pages:
406
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
Histories of The Hanged

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This book tells for the first time the story of the dirty war the British fought in Kenya, in the run-up to the country's independence in 1964. In 1952, after years of tension and bitterness, the grievances of the Gikuyu people of central Kenya exploded into open rebellion. Only 32 European settlers died in the subsequent fighting, but more than 1,800 African civilians, over 3,000 African police and soldiers, and 12,000 Mau Mau rebels were killed. Between 1953 and 1956 Britain sent over a thousand Kenyans to the gallows, often on trumped up or non-existent charges. Meanwhile 70,000 people were imprisoned in camps without trial for between two and six years. Men and women were kept together in conditions of institutionalised violence overseen by British officials. David Anderson provides a full and convincing account of a war in which all sides behaved badly, and therefore few of the combatants can be either fully excused, or blamed. His book contains the information the press, public and politicians need to decide for themselves about an important aspect of Britain's recent past. These events are still within living memory, and eyewitness testimonies provide the backbone of this controversial story.

Someone attached a small "cutting" describing the book inside one of the front leaves. Otherwise, this hardback copy is in really good condition.

Author(s):
Anderson, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
Presumed 1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0297847198
ISBN-13:
9780297847199
Number of pages:
406
Publisher:
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Title:
Histories of The Hanged

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