Embassy Days: Moscow under Stalin Bangkok without tourists 1949-1952

Embassy Days Moscow under Stalin Bangkok without tourists Embassy life Moscow and Bangkok Nothing could ever be quite the same as working in post war Moscow and pre tourist Bangkok in the early s a period now epitomised as The Forgotten Decade Af
  • Title: Embassy Days: Moscow under Stalin Bangkok without tourists 1949-1952
  • Author: Jean Redwood
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  • Page: 109
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  • Embassy Days: Moscow under Stalin Bangkok without tourists 1949-1952
    Embassy life Moscow and Bangkok 1949 52 Nothing could ever be quite the same as working in post war Moscow and pre tourist Bangkok in the early 1950s a period now epitomised as The Forgotten Decade After the hardship of the 1930s, the Second World War and the austerity of post war Britain, it was exciting to be young in the prosperous though socially still ratheEmbassy life Moscow and Bangkok 1949 52 Nothing could ever be quite the same as working in post war Moscow and pre tourist Bangkok in the early 1950s a period now epitomised as The Forgotten Decade After the hardship of the 1930s, the Second World War and the austerity of post war Britain, it was exciting to be young in the prosperous though socially still rather starchy 1950s When Harold Macmillan told us at the 1959 election that You ve never had it so good , we agreed Jean Floyd was 22 when the Foreign Office sent her for secretarial duties to the British Embassy in Moscow in 1949, shortly after the beginning of the Cold War It was a time when the outbreak of World War III was regarded as a serious possibility, especially after the start of the Korean War in 1950 The use of atomic bombs was not being ruled out The wartime camaraderie with our brave Russian allies had become a hollow memory In Moscow, foreigners were regarded with deep suspicion Diary, 11 Feb 1950 The other day I asked a woman where No.1 Shop was She was initially most friendly and asked me which delegation I was with there are quite a few Peace Delegations around When I told her I was working in the British Embassy, she scuttled away in terror And to think she might have been on the point of asking me to tea Bangkok was unlike Moscow in every conceivable way Despite an occasional coup d tat Diary, 1 July 1951 Whilst it was still dark, the silence was shattered by loud gunfire I was sound asleep and nearly jumped out of my skin it was a free society where Thais and foreigners met on equal terms Notwithstanding the intimidating character of the Soviet regime, Russia made an overwhelming impression on Jean, and one that remained for the rest of her life This book captures the atmosphere of those distant post war days and also contains a wealth of historical and cultural detail.
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