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’, and then, coming home, they would have the ‘Hibernia’ and the ‘Britannia’. 87 Telegrams were exchanged between colony and Britain at the launch of such vessels, publicising through local press and ‘creating a sense of simultaneity in the celebration of the new ship and the imperial

in Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922–67
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Crossing the seas
Bill Schwarz

and Diane Sardoff (eds), The Post-Victorian Frame of Mind (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), which focuses on James. And of great importance, George Lamming, ‘Western education and the Caribbean intellectual’, in his Coming, Coming Home: conversations II (Philipsburg, St Martin: House of Nehesi, 2000

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
Sir Hector Munro of Novar, 1760–1807
Andrew Mackillop

outright hostility. 32 Set against these debates it is clear that Scottish nabobs faced real problems coming home. Arrival back necessitated a deliberate attempt to ensure their peers recognized them and their wealth as innately virtuous, patriotic and conducive to the public good. It was the attempted completion of this process of rehabilitation, reassimilation and social acceptance that dictated the activities of men like Sir Hector Munro when they returned from India. Preparing for return: Novar in India Nothing

in Emigrant homecomings
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Stephanie Barczewski

purchase of Norton Court in Kent for him, he initially resisted the life of a landed gentleman. He later wrote to Harris that he had spent the initial period after coming home in 1803 ‘occupied chiefly in overcoming my repugnance to an agricultural occupation which you . . . had from the kindest motives prepared for me’. 64 Others were so determined to find the perfect property that they were never able

in Country houses and the British Empire, 1700–1930
Stephanie Barczewski

. Six years later, he purchased a small estate in Dumfriesshire for £6500 and settled there. 10 Campbell’s case demonstrates that judging when to come home was always a tricky business; longer stays promised greater rewards but also increased risks. In 1794, Ewen Cameron wrote to his brother Donald, a captain in the army of the Bombay Presidency, that he was ‘perfectly right in not coming home for some

in Country houses and the British Empire, 1700–1930
Will Jackson

Post-Kenyatta Kenya’, Africa Today , 26: 3 ( 1979 ). On returning, see Elizabeth Buettner, ‘From Somebodies to Nobodies: Britons Coming Home from India’, in Martin Daunton and Bernhard Rieger (eds), Meanings of Modernity: Britain from the Late-Victorian Era to the Second World War (Oxford: Berg, 2001 ), pp. 221

in Madness and marginality
Music for imperial films
Jeffrey Richards

symbolize conflict and contrast. After the National Gallery performance of Baraza , Kisenga flies to Tanganyika and over this coming home sequence, with its aerial views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Bliss provides music that is measured and reflective, lyrical and majestic, balancing the joy of homecoming with the awareness of the magnitude of the work to be undertaken. When the two non-professional Africans

in Imperialism and music
Jeffrey Richards

not to wait for me, For I’m not coming home. It was a potent combination of patriotism, sacrifice, duty and mother-love, and was in the repertoire of seven different singers. 26 The generals themselves were hymned in songs such as Harry Hunter and Edward Forrest’s Dear Old Bobs (1900) (Lord Roberts) and Cheer Up, Buller, My Lad (General Sir

in Imperialism and music
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Jeffrey Richards

Manoeuvres (1897); The Heroic Charge of the 21st Lancers at the Battle of Omdurman (1898); The Naval Review at Spithead (1897); The Queen’s Guard (1901); and Battle of Atbara (1898). In addition there were the popular marches Our Heroes (1901); Star of Africa, The British Lion (1901); The Guards Are Coming Home (1898); Naval Exhibition (1892); On

in Imperialism and music
To the cities and the prisons
Allison Drew

to discredit PCA activists as ‘tous français’ (all French), despite the obvious falseness of this claim. Moreover, in 1958 the PCA set up a base in East Germany, much to the resentment of the FLN members stationed there; the East Germans evidently used the PCA to pressure the FLN. 50 More often, the propaganda war concerned torture and terror. French reservists coming home recounted tales of torture

in We are no longer in France