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ASIAN ECONOMIC HISTORY
Series One: The Opium Trade & the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, 1945-1948

(Public Record Office Class FO 371/50647-50654, 57020-57024, 67641-67644, 72907-72915)

  • This small 4-reel collection brings together the Foreign Office Files relating to the Opium Trade and the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in the period from 1945 to 1948.
  • It makes clear the complexity and problematic nature of drug control.
  • The material is truly international with memoranda, papers and correspondence reflecting activity in Burma, Syria, the Lebanon, Cyprus, the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, India, Ceylon, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, North Borneo and Sarawak.
  • There is much on drug addiction, trafficking, and on individual drives to curtail the production of Opium, Hashish and Cocaine.


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