Aden follows Egypt in organized resistance to British rule.
British troops withdraw from Egypt in 1956, then fail to recapture the Suez Canal.
Senior British officials describe their involvement in the 1953 Iranian coup, which restored the authority of the Shah.
The end of British rule is marked by the establishment of Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians.
The British withdrawal from Malaya in 1957.
Lord Louis Mountbatten is appointed viceroy, charged with the transition to India's independence.
The Muslim leader Jihhan calls for a "day of action," leading to demonstrations and violence.
The British declare India at war with Germany; Churchill negotiates with Nehru and Gandhi.
The demise of the British empire continues with the transformation of Rhodesia into Zimbabwe.
Hastings Kamazu Banda and Kenneth Kaunda lead growing forces of nationalism to independence.
Kenya's road to independence is marked by murders, detention camps, secret societies and the victory of Jomo Kenyatta.
The Gold Coast becomes the nation of Ghana under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah.
Britain withdraws from the civil war between Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
A series on the decline of the British Empire begins with an overview of 1922-45.