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Tanja Bueltmann and Donald M. MacRaild

because the railway employees who set it up had to move on too.15 In 1896, the president also appealed for the lodges not entirely to sever their connections to Canada.16 The outbreak of the Second Anglo-Boer War emphasized this point: not only were some Canadian Sons of England fighting in imperial regiments in Africa, but solidarity was profound, as the war was effectively ‘a lesson in’ it.17 Hence, Sons of England lodges in Canada were active not only in expressing that solidarity verbally, casting the war as a ‘struggle for the maintenance of the common rights and

in The English diaspora in North America
Feminist journals and peace questions
Heloise Brown

was also notably absent from the approach of her successors. With Biggs as editor, the Review contained frequent articles on abstract questions of peace and war, as well as regular reports of women’s peace activities. Under the guidance of Blackburn and Mackenzie, a more jingoistic approach was adopted, in which lip service was paid to the importance of questions of international peace and the prevention of war, but outspoken support was given to imperialist expansion, notably in the case of the second Anglo-Boer war. The Review reported The Hague Peace Conference

in ‘The truest form of patriotism’
The clinical challenges of nursing typhoid patients during the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902)
Charlotte Dale

3 Traversing the veldt with ‘Tommy Atkins’: The clinical challenges of nursing typhoid patients during the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902) Charlotte Dale The decades following the Crimean War witnessed a burgeoning of personal narratives relating accounts of nurses who ministered to combatants in the Franco-Prussian and Anglo-Zulu wars.1 From these, the general public could vicariously experience the working lives of those who travelled far and wide to care for the common working-class soldier, immortalised by Rudyard Kipling in the early 1890s as ‘Tommy

in One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953
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Pacifism and feminism in Victorian Britain
Heloise Brown

ambivalent relationship to the peace ideas outlined above. While socialists such as Ford were active in the campaign against the second Anglo-Boer war, and Pankhurst and her husband were involved in some of the arbitration associations discussed in this book, there was limited engagement by socialist feminists in pacifism before the Edwardian period.20 In contrast to both socialist and pacifist feminist arguments, there were also feminists who resisted the ideological connections between ‘women’ and ‘peace’, and rejected anti-expansionist models of imperialism. Millicent

in ‘The truest form of patriotism’
Christine E. Hallett

new phenomenon:  the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904–5) had featured the use of machine guns and the deployment of heavy artillery. What was new, and (for most) unexpected, was the extent of the carnage. The unsuccessful assaults that characterised the first three-and-a-half years of the First World War led to massive numbers of casualties, sometimes numbering tens of thousands in one day. Typically, the wounded would arrive at field hospitals as ‘rushes’  – more than could be coped with by even the best-staffed hospital with the

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
Jane Brooks

training since the developments of schools of nursing in the nineteenth century. Furthermore, nurses saw this work as involving skilled decision making, rather than being a simple domestic task.78 In the absence of drug therapies, it was often the only method of supporting recovery.79 As Charlotte Dale argues, during the Second Anglo-­Boer War (1899–1902) the provision of ‘food, fluids and palliatives’80 was the only treatment regimen for typhoid.81 Although by the Second World War, TAB (typhoid-­paratyphoid A and B) vaccination against typhoid was given to all those on

in Negotiating nursing
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The practice of nursing and the exigencies of war
Jane Brooks and Christine E. Hallett

Dale, ‘Traversing the veldt with “Tommy Atkins”: the clinical challenges of nursing typhoid patients during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899–1902’, and Kirsty Harris, ‘Health, healing and harmony: invalid cookery and feeding by Australian nurses in the Middle East in the First World War’, in this volume. 32 See Christine Hallett, ‘“This fiendish mode of warfare”: Nursing the victims of gas poisoning in the First World War’, and David Justham, ‘“Those maggots – they did a wonderful job”: The nurses’ role in wound management in civilian hospitals during the Second

in One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953
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Contextualising colonial and post-colonial nursing
Helen Sweet and Sue Hawkins

disease outbreak, as a prism through which to examine historical questions, invisible or overlooked processes can be revealed. Dale also uses a crisis, in her case the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902), to question the motivation, control and organisation of military nursing at the end of the nineteenth century. Her study reveals a crisis within military nursing, performed at the time by a mix of trained and lay nurses, as the army struggled to meet the demand for professional nursing in the first major conflict to involve nurses in large numbers since the Crimea. The

in Colonial caring
A personal narrative
Kevin McNamara

, the Fenian turned constitutionalist, resigned from Westminster – or from what he called ‘parliamentary penal servitude’30 – in protest against the British war effort in the second Anglo-Boer war. On leaving the House of Commons, he stated: ‘When I go, I shall tell my boys, “I have been some five years in this House, and the conclusion with which I  leave it is that no cause, however just, will find support, no wrong, however pressing or apparent, will find redress here, unless backed up by force”. This is a message which I shall take from this assembly to my sons

in The British Labour Party and twentieth-century Ireland
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Michael Brown and Joanne Begiato

masculinity served as a linking thread, shaping a mythology of British national identity. In that intervening period, Britain had come to global prominence as an imperial power and had fought numerous wars, ranging from small-scale colonial affairs to larger conflicts such as the Crimean War (1853–56), Indian Rebellion (1857–58) and Second Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902). Even so, the reality was rather more complex than the rhetoric implied. British military masculinity had never been without its anxieties and discontents. Far from it; towards the end of the century in

in Martial masculinities