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Wartime travel to southern Africa, race and the discourse of opportunity
Jean P. Smith

) . 57 J.M. Tinley, South African Food and Agriculture in World War II (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1954) , pp. 3–4, 116; Lizzie Collingham, The Taste of War: World War Two and the Battle for Food (London: Allen Lane, 2011) , pp. 8, 66–7; David Edgerton, Britain’s War Machine: Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War (London: Allen Lane, 2011) , pp. 158, 160, 172. 58 South African fruit was well known in Britain, in part as a result of the

in Settlers at the end of empire
Punch and the Armenian massacres of 1894–1896
Leslie Rogne Schumacher

the ‘Metropolis of a Mighty Empire’ give a ‘forced cheer’ of ‘Glorious, By Jingo!’ for an imperial war machine bogged down by ruinous expenses. 46 A cartoon the following month had the Sultan attempting to persuade John Bull to let go of ‘Miss Egypt’ – here a robed beauty nestled into Bull's strong embrace – and allow her to ‘return to the arms of her loving Uncle’. 47 Another March cartoon by W. Alison Phillips depicted the Sultan reading from British poet William

in Comic empires
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Party politics, Spanish America and the Treaty of Utrecht (1713)
Steve Pincus

finance their war machine. ‘If Spain’ and Spanish America ‘shall be left in the possession of the French king by a peace’, warned one Whig, ‘mere poverty will soon bring England and all Europe under the French dominion.’ 20 We ‘aim not at conquest’, another Whig later explained, ‘our trade giving us all the wealth we could desire’. 21 In 1709–10, then, the Whigs were on the brink of signing a peace that would secure their imperial vision. They hoped for a world in which British manufactures, whether textiles produced in Lancashire or ships and food made in New

in Making the British empire, 1660–1800
Sabine Clarke

of the Economics Committee, 1949”. 21 Brereton, History of Modern Trinidad , p. 215; D. Edgerton, Britain’s War Machine: Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 181–187. 22 Brereton, History of Modern Trinidad , p. 180. 23 Trinidad Guardian , “Curfew imposed in St Patrick”, 19 January 1947. 24 Trinidad Guardian , “Governor declares emergency”, 22 January 1947. 25 Trinidad Guardian

in Science at the end of empire
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James Whidden

’ and converted into a massive wartime facility. Valentine observed first-hand the modern war machine, including new railways, paved roads, water-pumping systems, hospitals, and massive warehouses. 115 The scale of military construction was immense: 30 million sand bags were required for the trench works that formed the line against the Ottoman advance from Syria and Palestine. Over 1 million tons of

in Egypt
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Paul Greenhalgh

-Japanese War of 1904–5, when Russia’s humiliating defeat made the rest of the world thoroughly aware of the strength of the Japanese war machine. Japan had been a major exhibitor in European and American exhibitions since 1862, but it was only after 1905 that empire was a properly discernable feature. At the Japan-British Exhibition of 1910 at the White City, the full weight of her imperial pride was brought

in Ephemeral vistas
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Pamila Gupta

development of Goa, or the welfare of the people. 18 According to N. Kamat, the increased revenues generated through taxation were largely spent on strengthening the war machine to crush local revolts and rebellions, building lavish monument in honour of heroes, erecting statues, and constructing big parks

in The relic state