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Jonathan Atkin

individuals He also thought of the situation in moral terms, wishing that any moral results of the conflict, such as those of comradeship and brotherly love, would outweigh the inevitable material losses, and he found himself frustrated by what he saw as a lack of perception of these potential material losses by the general populace; the holidaying people he observed at Cowes and in the train did not seem to him to see that they were all on the brink of the ‘greatest abyss in history’. Amidst the whirl of patriotic headlines, speeches and calls to arms he wrote sadly from

in A war of individuals
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Debatable lands and passable boundaries
Aileen Christianson

/female?’ (1996: 196) Anderson, despite seeing nationhood as a socio-cultural concept, a given, like gender: ‘everyone can, should, will “have” a nationality, as he or she “has” a gender’ (1991: 5), nowhere examines the role of gender in nationhood. His national movements are run by men, for men; historically accurate perhaps, but his lack of examination is unimaginative in relation to half of the populations of his imagined communities.3 His view that ‘the nation is always conceived as a deep, horizontal comradeship’ (7) shows that ‘he ignores the significance of gender in

in Across the margins
Colonial cultures of sport and diplomacy in Afghanistan, 1919–49
Maximilian Drephal

comradeship towards his team members, fair play to the other side – in other words, honesty, uprightness, courage and endurance.33 By the time a candidate joined the Indian Political Service, he – this was an exclusively male domain – had already been equipped with and trained in a variety of sports ROFE___9781526131058_Print.indd 93 11/06/2018 09:15 Public diplomacy 94 and games. Applications to the Indian Political Service also asked for a candidate’s history of field sports and the quality of his horsemanship, making athletic exploits part of the selection process

in Sport and diplomacy
Jane Martin

University Press, 1979), pp. 115–18. R.L. Morant, ‘The National Organisation of Education of all grades as practised in Switzerland’, Education Department Special Reports on Educational Subjects, Vol. III, Parliamentary Papers, XXV (1898) [C.8988], p. 24. G.B. Shaw, Man and Superman (1903, Penguin edition 1946), p. 268 quoted in: G. Searle, The Quest for National Efficiency (London: Basil Blackwell, 1990), p. 95. School Board Chronicle, 25 May 1901, p. 557. ‘National Education Conference at Leman Street’, Comradeship and Wheatsheaf, April 1901, pp. 153–4. School Board

in Making socialists
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Martial masculinities and family feeling in old soldiers’ memoirs, 1793–1815
Louise Carter

the same banners and fights for the same cause with another. In more extensive signification it means any military man with respect to another’.80 Memoirists wrote of the enduring brotherly bonds forged between soldiers through intimate acquaintance and mutual dependence, service and sacrifice.81 As Pococke put it, ‘mutual hardships made us all brothers’.82 Such evocations drew on millenniaold ideas of military fraternal comradeship. Napier mourned a fellow officer with the admission that he had loved him ‘with all a brother’s affection’, while Serjeant Butler was

in Martial masculinities
The next Lansbury generation and Labour politics, 1881–1951
John Shepherd

was Chairman of the London district council of the union. Their first major project was an important political tract on union activity, Comradeship for Clerks, which they coauthored in 1913.68 In 1910 George Lansbury had been elected as one of the three Labour councillors who formed the Labour bench on the London County Council (LCC). During this time, the LCC began to increasingly employ women clerks to replace boy labourers, as a new and cheaper form of labour in the clerical divisions. In 1911 the NUC established a Women’s League on the LCC in its campaign

in Labour and working-class lives
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Richard Taylor

The Road to Wigan Pier and reviews written at that time prove. But he did not ‘really believe’: it had been an intellectual matter and a moral compassion for other people’s sufferings. In Catalonia he experienced it for himself. He was no longer condescending, he was engulfed in comradeship.21 Seriously injured in Spain, and already suffering from the lung disease which was to kill him (exacerbated by his lifelong smoking habit), he was deemed unfit for service in the Second World War. He joined the Home Guard from 1940 to 1943, and worked for the BBC as a Talks

in English radicalism in the twentieth century
Anna Saunders

other, yet ‘in the minds of each lives the image of their communion’.7 It is also imagined as a community because the nation is perceived as a deep comradeship, despite the existence of real inequality or exploitation. The cultural and political elements of modern states have become so closely allied that the terms ‘nation’ and ‘state’ are often used synonymously, whether or not they are merged into what is commonly labelled a ‘nation state’.8 It is, however, the boundary between the two which frequently gives rise to the principle of nationalism, which, in Ernest

in Honecker’s children
William Boyd’s comedy of imperial decline
Michael L. Ross

, anomalous solitude, distinct from the other two. There is, however, a force working to mitigate Leafy’s estrangement: the agency Gilroy labels conviviality. Gilroy identifies this force with ‘the processes of cohabitation and interaction that have made multiculture an ordinary feature of social life in Britain’s urban areas’.8 In the Kinjanjan backwater Boyd evokes such cohabitation and interaction are not ordinary. While the ‘good man’ of the novel’s title may suggest bonhomie, comradeship among the British Commission personnel seldom goes beyond perfunctory joviality

in End of empire and the English novel since 1945
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Edward M. Spiers

more kindly to one another, and more Godly than in garrison’. 64 Although these observations were purely impressionistic, active service probably had some effect inasmuch as rankers (unlike the officers) had less access to drink (other than the occasional rum issued at night) and the risks of battle placed a premium on comradeship and fatalism about the future. Yet the sheer quantity of the

in The Victorian soldier in Africa