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Gordon Pirie

which Bertram and the Vyvyans had transferred) was turned around to carry the delayed mails north, while the southbound load was carried ahead on a privately owned aeroplane hired by Imperial. The three passengers proceeded to Cape Town ignominiously by rail. 23 Beforehand, the three VIPs had an unexpected taste of expatriate life. City of Baghdad’s captain decided to make an unscheduled landing when

in Air empire
Gordon Pirie

-year-old Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (commonly called the Royal Society of Arts). In a talk about flying to and in India he touched on the military vulnerability of the scattered British Empire, and on the need to extend maritime supremacy into the air. Within India flying offered relief from poor overland communications, not least for expatriate journeys

in Air empire
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Robert Bickers

transformed the character of the presence operating there under British protection from a mock Raj to a more orthodox, smaller expatriate presence. By the 1930s, for the first time since the end of the East India Company’s monopoly in 1834, the state was largely dictating what constituted Sino-British relations. The foundations of the settler presence were fatally and deliberately undermined. At the same time

in Britain in China
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Keith A.P. Sandiford

’s popularity, Canada advanced to the finals of the World Cup Competition in 1979 using mainly West Indian expatriates. The Canadian XI, for instance, which faced England at Old Trafford in June that year included no fewer than four Barbadian migrants, and only one indigenous Canadian. 2 Unfortunately, however, the initial influx has dried up and second-generation Canadians, seeking to attach themselves more

in The imperial game
Patrick O’Leary

Arnold, Science, technology and medicine , p. 60. 47 Crosbie, ‘ The Irish expatriate community in British India ’, p. 165. 48 Donald McDonald, Surgeons two and a barber, being an account of the

in Servants of the empire
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Gordon Pirie

Imperial’s ground representative to overdraw his private account, even though he frequently presented the Company’s official cheques. An expatriate Englishman working on the Aswan Dam (who had rescued the sightseers when their taxi’s tyre burst) stepped into the breach again and gave the pilot a £60 cheque drawn on his private bank account. After leaving Alexandria a day late, the

in Cultures and caricatures of British imperial aviation
Mark Hampton

that ‘Expatriate Britons are notorious for their masochistic delight in denigrating their home country.’ 25 Similarly, John le Carré‘s fictional 1977 depiction of the Hong Kong Club portrayed Telegraph readers grousing about Britain’s ubiquitous strikes and the decline of the pound. 26 More than a matter of declinism, it was frequently observed that Britons in Hong Kong were increasingly

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
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The unofficial correspondence of colonial officials
Zoë Laidlaw

Office. Important government offices were routinely and deliberately filled from Britain by existing expatriate officials, and considerable metropolitan resistance to popular representation remained into the 1840s. While it was more likely that a colonist would occupy a senior position at the Cape than in New South Wales (a result of the British policy of incorporating the conquered Dutch population), even

in Colonial connections, 1815–45
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Lindsay J. Proudfoot
Dianne P. Hall

exile from a traditional homeland with little or no possibility of return and were grounded in some form of religious or ethnic persecution gave way to a wider concern with ‘almost any expatriate group … regardless of the conditions leading to the[ir] dispersion’. 10 Writing in 2005, Brubaker identified long-distance nationalist groups, labour migrants, trans-border linguistic communities, religious

in Imperial spaces
Asymmetries, uncertainties, illusions
Liora Bigon

outbreaks of infectious diseases that risked the expatriate presence in West Africa and the whole colonial endeavour there, an initial decision that proved decisive for the future of the colony of Senegal was taken during Faidherbe’s rule: Paris did not intend this colony for a white settlement. This decision stood in contrast to the status of Algeria for instance, which was even proclaimed as ‘France d

in French colonial Dakar