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Brian McFarlane

-upper-lipped restraint Alec and Laura’s middle-class background imposes on them. The sense of clear-cut class distinction may also have been a way of locating the film in a time at remove from 1945, when the effect of wartime life was expected to have made such distinction less obvious. So, ‘comic relief’ may not wholly account for their function in the film. The interior scenes of the film were shot in Denham Studios, where the railway buffet scenes were reconstructed, but the station scenes – platforms, corridors, rails – were filmed in Carnforth in north

in The never-ending Brief Encounter
Open Access (free)
Antonia Lucia Dawes

making a living. Until the 2000s people were scared to visit Napoli because of violence associated with organised crime and rubbish mismanagement. But, whilst I was doing the research, huge amounts of money were invested to transform the city into a popular tourist location. By the time I finished writing, nearly a decade after I had first started working there, the street markets around the main railway station no longer existed, or had significantly shrunk as a result of these processes of urban transformation. This book is based on ethnographic research that I

in Race talk
John M. MacKenzie and Nigel R. Dalziel

from Glasgow. He arrived at the Cape in the 27th Regiment and was discharged in 1845. He went to Natal in 1849 and received land near Pietermaritzburg. He was later a stationmaster with Natal Government Railways, starting at Berea Road station. James Cruickshank (1827–1907), from Stirlingshire, was a soldier in the 45th and then the 91st, serving in the seventh frontier war of 1846–47. After a return

in The Scots in South Africa
Open Access (free)
Edward M. Spiers

you take off your clothes, the flies settle on you all day long & bite . . . They don’t settle one at a time but in hundreds. The mosquitos very bad at night.’ 17 Soldiers soon found distractions in the nearby towns: 3 Gordons were found drunk on guard from Alexandria and 12 Riflemen were seen lying ‘dead drunk’ in Ramleh railway station. Deprived of the lash, which had been abolished on active

in The Victorian soldier in Africa
The short history of Indian doctors in the Colonial Medical Service, British East Africa
Anna Greenwood and Harshad Topiwala

construction project in the region, the Uganda Railway – stretching from the coastal city of Mombasa to the edges of inland Lake Victoria. 15 At the formation of the IBEAC the directors had positioned themselves on this issue: The question of immigration from India appears to the Directors to be of great importance, with a view to

in Beyond the state
Diana Cullell

chance encounters quickly gain significance. At the end of the composition, which can be read as a soliloquy, life is presented as on a par with a railway station, powerfully characterising the moment – and the poem itself – as just a link in a chain, a transient moment or a sort of work in progress (an idea underlined also in the title of the book, an errata sheet) and under constant revision. The poem 156 Cullell_ContempPoetry_02_Poems.indd 156 28/04/2014 17:24 perfectly exemplifies the realism and intimate tone favoured by part of the most recent poetry of Spain

in Spanish contemporary poetry
Imagining the female journeyer
Emma Robinson-Tomsett

(Willesden Junction) [Figure 5], painted between 1871 and 1873, a young woman stands on a station platform.20 She is again elegantly and smartly dressed, in a cream coat a black scarf and a striped hat. She gazes out at the Figure 5  Waiting for the Train (Willesden Junction) (circa 1871–73) j 49 J women, travel and identity viewer with an open, direct and appealing gaze, confident and selfpossessed. She appears to be journeying alone, however, which again gives the journey a potentially more subversive dimension: Victorian opinion disapproved of women travelling on

in Women, travel and identity
The backwater
Andrekos Varnava

–Salamis road could be made into a military road, with a light railway and heliograph connecting the camps. 176 Kantara was 724 metres high, making it perfect for a summer and winter station, and was two miles from an anchorage (Davlos) to the north and another in the south-east (Boghaz). 177 Fyler criticised Polymedia and Troodos as military stations. Limassol’s roadstead was still

in British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878–1915
‘The key of Western Asia’
Andrekos Varnava

necessary. The proposal coincided with the linking of coaling stations to imperial defence. In the late 1860s John Colomb, a naval officer, argued that the navy could not protect its bases and commerce in peacetime and fight enemy navies in war. 62 In 1874 the First Naval Lord, Admiral Alexander Milne, took the thrust of this argument and asked the War Office to aid in defending coaling stations. 63 Colonel

in British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878–1915
Abstract only
Gordon Pirie

-appointed hotels, Government House, the cathedral, and a spaciously laid out railway station with a platform wide enough to parade six regiments. Mother would probably have been comforted to know that her son ate a good English breakfast at Entebbe and did so in appropriate company. The young man knew enough to tell her that the English people among whom he sat were smartly attired. Standards

in Cultures and caricatures of British imperial aviation