A Rough Passage, Volume I: Memories of Empire
K. J. Barnes
The original title of the book: A Rough Passage, Volume I: Memories of Empire By: K. J. BarnesPage 320
Genre: Biographies Memoirs
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Full of insights and colourful anecdotes about the management of Empire, this moving personal history charts the author?s journey from his childhood in Malaya before the Second World War to his present retirement in Hungerford. Evacuated as a schoolboy from England to Malaya in 1940 and then to Australia, K.J. Barnes returned to England in 1943 while the U-boat war was still at its height. After university he left England again to take up an appointment in the Colonial Administrative Service in Nigeria in 1954. In 1960 he was transferred to Malawi, and remained there until 1971. When Britain joined what was then the European Economic Community soon after this, Barnes was appointed to the staff of the European Commission in Brussels, specialising in development aid to former European colonies. When the expansion of the Community provided the opportunity to take early retirement in 1987, he did so, returning to an England in which he had never before lived on any long-term basis.