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Performing 'heroic' and 'stoic' masculinities
Juliette Pattinson

negative about his rather passive contribution. While other veterans recall comradeship and adrenaline stimulated by tense excitement, Beauclerk presents them as an acknowledged and regretted absence. He craved for that kind of activity but he did not experience it and he felt somewhat cheated by the fact that despite undertaking a risky job, he had none of the compensations which others experienced. Where he got his sense of what he was missing is unclear. Perhaps it was from Poirier, or from the messages about parachute drops that he passed on, or possibly it was a

in Behind Enemy Lines
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Paul Kelemen

Zionist labour movement and the Labour Party. The two labour organisations’ brand of social democracy had much in common and there developed between them, through frequent contact, a sense of comradeship. In 1946, following the British army’s arrest of 2,000 Jerusalem-based officials of various Zionist organisations, including the executive of the Jewish Agency, Michael Foot pleaded: ‘the people who are accused by the Government of instituting violence against law and order are men we know well, men who have come to our Socialist conferences, and who are colleagues of

in The British left and Zionism
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Tanya Cheadle

men revelling in ‘smashing up the intellectual and moral furniture of their parents’, with ‘the snapping of apron-strings’ causing ‘consternation in many a decent household’.19 For some English progressives, this will have carried resonance, Edward  5  SEXUAL PROGRESSIVES Carpenter, for example, recollecting his upbringing in upper middle-class Brighton as a monotonous and vacuous round of shopping, gossiping and socialising, a world he escaped for Whitmanesque comradeship and naked air bathing in a rural retreat near Sheffield.20 In Scotland, however, the

in Sexual progressives
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Competing visions of the Home Guard
Penny Summerfield and Corinna Peniston-Bird

, were marching in the Home Guard’s ‘democratic ranks’. The Home Guard, according to Grigg, was ‘Britain incarnate, an epitome of British character in its gift for comradeship in trouble, its resourcefulness at need, its deep love of its own land, and its surging anger at the thought that any invader should set foot on our soil’.12 Sir Edward Grigg’s speech offered a stirring portrayal of the Home Guard as the essence of national identity. Its omissions, however, should not be overlooked. Firstly, it was unashamedly nationalist: the contest evoked was a British one, to

in Contesting home defence
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Spyros Tsoutsoumpis

combat and everyday life. However, these were not enough to sustain them as the conflict became a brutal civil war and the guerrillas found themselves fighting against the much more determined and well-trained Wehrmacht troops. The guerrilla organisations responded to these challenges by adopting increasingly stern disciplinary measures. These actions were often sufficient to stem the tide of desertion and restore discipline; however, they also bred resentment among the guerrillas and undermined the ties of comradeship that had characterised the guerrilla bands up this

in A history of the Greek resistance in the Second World War
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Imagining socialism and communism in Algeria
Allison Drew

Today, the very idea of an international socialist community seems utopian. Like nationalism, socialism is an imagined community based on ‘deep, horizontal comradeship’. But if nations are typically imagined within territorial boundaries ‘as both inherently limited and sovereign’, socialism’s imagined community spans the globe. 1 Two

in We are no longer in France
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Lloyd George plus Midlands suffragettes
Jill Liddington

one’s feelings of joy at being among friends again … Prison is a school in which we learn to understand what friendship and comradeship mean … We come to see that Liberty is the greatest thing in the world …   We of the [Women’s] Social and Political Union have come to recognise that we ask for an elementary human right in the struggle for which …we must come down from the various little pedestals on which we have been mounted by birth and education …   ‘Votes for Women’ will not be won by drawing-­room chatter. It has got to be fought for in the market-­places, and

in Vanishing for the vote
Lynne Attwood

houses were displayed on store windows and in workers’ clubs as emblems of an attainable socialist future and symbols of the approaching joyous life.’7 According to Svetlana Boym, the commune was intentionally antagonistic to the family; it was supposed to ‘radically reconstruct the individualist bourgeois quarters, … subverting the structure of the bourgeois family and instituting the relationships of proletarian comradeship’.8 The communal kitchen was a non-negotiable feature of these designs: ‘The individual kitchen was the symbolic space of the nuclear family and

in Gender and housing in Soviet Russia
Ian Mackillop and Neil Sinyard

has been characterised as a complacent cinema, then the cracks in that complacency are discernible some time before the appearance of the New Wave, with its new priorities, its new order of things, its new social configurations. The old class hierarchies are breaking down along with the remembered comradeship of the war. ‘Gentleman’s agreement, old boy?’ says Roland Culver’s peacetime Major (a superb performance) to Richard

in British cinema of the 1950s
The life of the adult activist
Thomas Linehan

‘joiners’, including intellectual stimulation, a sense of purposefulness and direction, and feelings of comradeship that often developed into deep and enduring friendships. Equally, though, the communist life, with its demands, exhausting schedules and centrally imposed disciplines, to which we should add the ever-present hazard of persecution and victimisation, alienated others. During the interwar period, for reasons that often stemmed from these factors, the CPGB haemorrhaged members at a rate which troubled Party strategists. ‘Bolshevisation’, therefore, apart from

in Communism in Britain 1920–39