Lowering The Flag

Trevor Phillips recalls the stories behind the handover ceremonies when Britain gave up her imperial possessions.

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0120020812
02Uganda20020819

This edition revisits Uganda, which gained independence in 1962.

03Malaya20020826

gained independence in 1957, but former Singaporean leader Lee Kwan Yew reveals that not everybody was happy with the arrangement.

0420020902

This edition is a reminder that not all transfers of power were peaceful.

0520020909

This edition examines the new masters who took over from the British.

06 LAST20020916

Experts including former foreign secretary Lord Carrington and former Commonwealth secretary-general Emeka Anyaoku offer an overview of the end of the empire.