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The British Way

Fergal Keane considers the counter terrorism techniques, used in Kenya and Malaya, developed by the British to deal with unrest in the colonies in the run-up to independence.

Fergal Keane considers the counter terrorism techniques, developed by the British to defeat communist guerrillas in Malaya and the Mau Mau rebels in Kenya, in the decades after the Second World War.

Long admired for pioneering a so-called "hearts and minds" approach, recent research suggests that, in reality, Britain's success in these conflicts relied largely on the use of force. With Professor David Anderson, Professor David French and Dr. Karl Hack.

Producer: Isobel Eaton.

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15 minutes