Popular responses to the outbreak of war

30 v 1 v No woman wants any more war: Popular responses to the outbreak of war In July 1950, MO surveyors questioned people across London about the outbreak of the war in Korea. This questioning followed the decision that month to dispatch 27 Brigade, then based in Hong Kong, to support the UN Force. Amid concerns over the scale of British involvement, the prospect of nuclear warfare and general distrust of both the United States and Soviet Union, another concern emerged. One fifty-​year-​old woman in Victoria noted that: All the women round our way are

in The Korean War in Britain

7 American young women at war Introduction: American women at war American women participated in the First World War long before their nation entered the conflict. Wealthy and independent women who could afford to travel joined volunteer units or offered their services independently to the Committees of the French and Belgian Red Cross.1 Their efforts were rewarded by admission into some of the most dramatic – and horrific – scenarios of the war. Nothing could have prepared them for the seriousness of the wounds they encountered. Industrial warfare was not a

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
An introduction

1 Children born of war: an introduction Few human rights and children’s rights topics have been met with a similarly extensive silence as the fate of children born of war (CBOW) – children fathered by foreign soldiers and born to local mothers during and after armed conflicts.1 Their existence, in their hundreds of thousands, is a widely ignored reality – to the detriment of the individuals and the local societies within which they grow up. Who are they? Where are they? Why are they ignored? And why do they matter? These are some of the fundamental questions

in Children born of war in the twentieth century

all sides in the struggle to take over shares of the market and create new ones. Nevertheless, it retained a position and a prestige unrivalled by any other broadsheet. It was still the largest paper on Fleet Street, rarely falling below eighteen pages a day and often, particularly during the war, reaching over twenty. Only the Daily Telegraph came close to this. More

in The South African War reappraised

MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 07/25/2013, SPi 3 The war economy, 1941–45 Agriculture Despite a common perception that Northern Ireland was an industrial region, agriculture remained the largest single employer. As the Final Report of the Agricultural Enquiry Committee reminded its readers in 1947, ‘Agriculture is by a long way the largest and most extensive industry’ in Northern Ireland, ‘judged by the persons it supports directly and indirectly, by the scope and diversity of its operations, and by the volume and value of its products and exports’. The sector

in Northern Ireland in the Second World War
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Interpreting Violence on Healthcare in the Early Stage of the South Sudanese Civil War

Introduction 1 On 15 December 2013, only two and a half years after the Republic of South Sudan had become an independent state, the long-simmering tensions between President Salva Kiir and his former vice-president, Riek Machar, erupted into armed clashes in the capital, Juba. War soon broke out. This article seeks to document and analyse violence affecting the provision of healthcare by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its intended beneficiaries in the early stage of the

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Who are they? Experiences of children, mothers, families and post-conflict communities

2 Children born of war: who are they? Experiences of children, mothers, families and post-conflict communities A novel phenomenon? One might be forgiven for thinking that the existence of children born as a result of wartime sexualised violence is a relatively recent phenomenon. Images of Bosnian rape camps,1 the Human Rights Watch website reporting on mass rape and forced impregnation of black African women by Arab militiamen in Darfur and Chad,2 journalistic reports about sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers3 and horrific stories of mass genocide and genocidal

in Children born of war in the twentieth century

3033 The ancient Greeks 12/7/07 13:36 Page 203 Chapter 10 War, the individual and the community According to Herodotus (1.82.7), after the semi-legendary Battle of the Champions, ‘Othryades, the lone survivor of the three hundred, was ashamed, it is said, to return to Sparta after all the men of his company had perished, and so killed himself there at Thyrea.’ The suicide of this Spartan warrior seems to have been an instance of what might be described as ‘survivor syndrome’, where a man, because of the intense trauma of combat and strong emotional

in The ancient Greeks at war

TNWC02 16/11/06 11:27 AM Page 54 2 Post-war British naval films and the service comedy The war films of the 1950s together constitute the assented-to record of the emotions and moral judgments called upon to set in order those disorderly events. Absolutely true to the feelings of the 1950s, sufficiently true to the facts of 1939 to 1945, they now serve as an extraordinarily detailed as well as compact encyclopaedia of these facts and feelings.1 The treatment of World War II in British cinema persisted and even extended in the post-war period. The insistence

in The naval war film

9780719079740_C01.qxd 1 5/8/09 9:19 AM Page 28 Ahdaf Soueif The function of narrative in the ‘war on terror’ In his introduction to The Mind of Egypt the philosopher and Egyptologist, Jan Assmann, states that his purpose is not to examine Ancient Egyptian history, but to examine what the Ancient Egyptians said their history was; he would listen to and interpret the stories the Ancient Egyptians told about themselves. He distinguishes between three types of subject for historical research: 1 Traces: archaeological remains that are objectively what they are

in ‘War on terror’