TNWC04 16/11/06 11:27 AM Page 103 4 The submarine war and the submarine film The United States submarine was destined to be one of the most devastating weapons in the Pacific . . . Nearly one third of all Japanese combatant ships destroyed and nearly two thirds of merchant tonnage sunk was the work of United States submarines.1 The campaign conducted by US Navy submarines against enemy shipping in the Pacific was a crucial (and according to some accounts, decisive) factor in Japan’s capitulation.2 For the purposes of filmic representation, this aspect of

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MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 08/07/2013, SPi 1 The background to war Government and politics before 1939 After the First World War, the key constitutional determinants of AngloIrish relations were the 1920 Government of Ireland Act and the AngloIrish Treaty of December 1921. The former partitioned the country and created an international boundary between six counties in the north-east, known as Northern Ireland, and the other twenty-six counties on the island known as Southern Ireland. The Treaty created the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British

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Prism of disaster

This book analyses the MH17 catastrophe as a prism that refracts the broader historical context in which it occurred, arraying its distinct strands and their interrelations in a rare moment of clarity. It argues that in the new Cold War with Putin's Russia, the West operates from a perspective inspired by the mentality of extreme risk-taking that stems from the dominant role of finance in contemporary capitalism. The book also argues that the dividing lines established by the enlargement of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic in 1922 and the addition of Crimea to it in 1954, remained operational after independence. The armed seizure of power on 22 February 2014 occurred on the back of the demonstrations and put state power in the hands of Ukrainian ultra-nationalists and actual fascists. Based on the unpublished government and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) documents, the book offers an analysis of global political economy and contemporary debates about Russia and East-West relations. It reviews the results of the official investigations into the MH17 disaster, which Ukraine delegated to the Netherlands. Both were profoundly compromised by granting the coup government in Kiev a veto over any outcomes, a novelty in the history of aviation disaster investigation that was considered shameful even in Ukraine. The book investigates how the coup regime, encouraged by its backers in Washington and Brussels, responded to the anti-Maidan movement among Russian-Ukrainians with extreme violence.

v 8 v Hiroshima/Nagasaki, civil rights and anti-war protest in Japan’s Cold War Ann Sherif Twenty years after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, the rest of the world had come to regard nuclear destruction as a function of the imagination, visually and rhetorically preparing for apocalypse, defining the looming threat as a permanent feature of modern life. In Hiroshima and Nagasaki, that global imagination co-existed uncomfortably with the living memories, the social challenges, and visible and hidden scars of the hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings

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Troop levies from the counties

Chapter 4 . Fighting Elizabeth’s wars Troop levies from the counties T hroughout the wars of 1585–1603, every English soldier who fought for his Queen did so outside England. The militia, however much effort was put into their exercise, never saw action in defence of their country. The sharp end of the military effort was always abroad: firstly, in the Netherlands; after 1588 in northern France; in Ireland, reaching a peak in 1599–1601; and, throughout, at sea, where many soldiers formed part of the various aggressive efforts against Spain and its empire

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Lieutenancy finance

Chapter 5 . The costs of war Lieutenancy finance A s we have seen, the work of the lieutenancies grew rapidly during the Elizabethan wars into many areas of activity, many of them very expensive. The issue of local finance is perhaps the most neglected aspect of the impact of war on the Elizabethan state; no county historian has addressed it fully, which is particularly striking given the very large amounts of money concerned.1 This chapter aims to fill this gap, looking, firstly, at how much money was raised, when and why; secondly, at how this was done; and

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v 12 v Images of nuclear war in US government films from the early Cold War Lars Nowak If one essential element of the Cold War was the terrifying imagination of a possible future war that would be fought with nuclear weapons, a particularly powerful means of articulating this emotionally charged fantasy was the medium of cinema, whose moving images and sounds are capable of lending preconceptions of the vividness of reality and thus evoking the spectator’s feelings in a very direct way. For this reason, a deeper look into cinematic representations of nuclear

in Understanding the imaginary war

BY THIS STAGE, IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS that the official language of counter-terrorism implicitly constructs the ‘war on terrorism’ within the ‘virtuous’ or ‘good war’ tradition (see Lawler 2002 ). Locating the American response to the September 11, 2001 attacks in the bounds of the overarching framework of the World War II meta-narrative for

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v 5 v The imaginative landscape of nuclear war in Britain, 1945–65 Matthew Grant The prospect of nuclear destruction was a central, defining part of the British experience in the years following the Second World War. Fighting the Cold War was not solely the task of diplomats, spies, or even ‘cultural front’ organisations. Fighting a third total war in the lifetime of many in Britain seemed a very real prospect. At the heart of Britain’s Cold War was the risk of being attacked with nuclear weapons. The diplomatic and military strategy of Britain throughout the

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3033 The ancient Greeks 12/7/07 13:36 Page 4 Chapter 1 War and peace in ancient Greece War and peace: definitions and representations What is war? How does one go about attempting to define something as varied, as brutal and as wasteful as war? In broad terms, the condition of war can be characterised as organised violence produced by rival groups, communities or states. It is a bloody and terrible human activity that is imbued with suffering and accompanied by a riot of emotional responses and traumas. War is also culturally defined. The conduct

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