Bernard Porter: The Central African Federation
25 May 2006
Show More British Documents on the End of Empire Series B Vol. 9: Central Africa: Part I: Closer Association 1945-58 by Philip Murphy.
Stationery Office, 448 pp., £150, November 2005, 0 11 290586 2Show More
British Documents on the End of Empire Series B Vol. 9: Central Africa: Part II: Crisis and Dissolution 1959-65 by Philip Murphy.
Stationery Office, 602 pp., £150, November 2005, 0 11 290587 0Show More
“... had hoped for. In Central Africa, however, it was still consolidating, developing, even contemplating growing bigger: one of the most extraordinary items here is a report from 1946, in which Roy Welensky, the larger-than-life leader of the white Rhodesians, is quoted as admitting that it was probably ‘impractical’ for Britain to take over the Congo, Angola and Mozambique ‘at this stage ...”