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are already part of the wider ‘Navy family’. Similarly, the fiancées and spouses of officers seen in Task Force and Up Periscope are willing and co-opted members of the naval institution, in rank and file as well as emotional attachment. In Destination Tokyo, the submarine captain’s fatherhood at sea is seen as an extension of his married life ashore, where we might expect shore and sea life to be mutually exclusive. Rather, the land-based biological family must be absorbed into and become subservient to the navy family, and the life of the sea service. This is

in The naval war film

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

in The naval war film
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Oil and labour A detachment of petty officers and seamen from Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados served in the Royal Navy during the First World War, 1 yet it was not until 1939 that serious discussion took place towards forming an indigenous naval unit in the British West Indies. Trinidad’s geographic position provided favourable currents into the

in Colonial naval culture and British imperialism, 1922–67
Philanthropy, Agnes Weston and contested manhood

As the Admiralty reformed the navy and its men, private naval charities sought to administer additional relief, often in spiritual form, to naval personnel. Although maritime missions had enjoyed a long history of providing aid to sailors, Victorian maritime philanthropy was distinctive for a number of reasons. First, new structural distinctions between the navy and merchant marine

in From Jack Tar to Union Jack
Naval officers’ experiences of slave-trade suppression

encounters with slaver crews angered by the Royal Navy’s interference. One infamous case which caused public outcry in Britain was the trial in July 1845 of ten Brazilian and Spanish crew-members from the slavers Felicidade and Echo for the murders of midshipman Thomas Palmer and nine seamen of HMS Wasp . At the time of their murders the British sailors were transporting the

in The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
Prince Alfred’s precedent in overseas British royal tours, c. 1860– 1925

historical figure. 2 The second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Alfred served as a career officer in the Royal Navy (1858–1893), rising to the highest rank of Admiral of the Fleet. In 1893 he succeeded his Uncle Ernst (Prince Albert’s elder brother) as Duke of Saxe Coburg Gotha in Germany. Alfred was thus a prominent British naval officer as well as European royal. His death in 1900 (a year before his mother), long absences from Britain and

in Royals on tour
National origins, seafaring and the Christian impulse

Treasure Island (1920), the national past was the story of the growth of ‘the Island in the Middle of World’. 71 Emphases on Britain (England) as an island race with a natural, innate mastery of the seas endured, not least because of the preponderance of the navy as emblematic of identity. The island story trope was given sustenance by tales of Britain

in Citizenship, Nation, Empire
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TNWA02 16/11/06 11:28 AM Page 1 Introduction The premiere screening of Pearl Harbor (Michael Bay, 2001) in May 2001 took place aboard a US Navy aircraft carrier, moored in the naval base of the film’s title. This production, commemorating the sixtieth anniversary of the attack which prompted America’s entry into World War II, represents one of the most recent and explicit linkages of national, naval and cinematic history. This is by no means an isolated example of the mutually beneficial connections between the US Navy and the American film industry, and the

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men’s lives were like when serving in the navy during this period. In his fascinating social study of the lower deck, Christopher McKee makes a playful argument where he conjectures that, apart from the technological gap that separated them, a mid-nineteenth-century sailor held much in common with a sailor from 1939. 1 While there is some truth in this statement, the British navy had not only made marked changes since the

in From Jack Tar to Union Jack
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A singing sailor on the Georgian stage

• 4 • Charles Incledon: a singing sailor on the Georgian stage Anna Maria Barry Cornish tenor Charles Incledon (1763–1826) was a prominent figure in Britain during the Napoleonic Wars, entertaining patriotic crowds with popular naval ballads. Unlike other nationalistic singers of the period, however, he did not merely masquerade in a sailor’s costume on stage – Incledon was an authentic sailor. He had served in the Royal Navy during the American Revolutionary Wars, and took every opportunity to make the public aware of his naval service. But despite his fame

in Martial masculinities