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by Von Tunzelmann, Alex.

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TitleIndian summer : the secret history of the end of an empire
Author / Responsible partyVon Tunzelmann, Alex.
TopicsHistory. Mountbatten of Burma, Edwina Ashley Mountbatten, -- Countess, -- 1901-1960. Mountbatten of Burma, Louis Mountbatten, -- Earl, -- 1900-1979. Nehru, Jawaharlal, -- 1889-1964. India -- History -- Partition, 1947.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


At midnight on 15 August, 1947, India left the British Empire. This defining moment of world history had been brought about by a handful of people: Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery Indian prime minister; Mohammed Ali Jinnah, leader of the new nation; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, dispatched to get Britain out of India. Within hours of the midnight chimes, their dreams of freedom and democracy would turn to chaos, bloodshed and war.

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System control numberE13591
Original Print PublisherLondon : Simon &​ Schuster, 2007.
Narrator NameStephen Thorne.
Participant or performer noteStephen Thorne.
Narrators GenderMale narrator