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Sculpture, sport and the nation at the Crystal Palace, 1854–1918

stationed on shore. Official Royal Navy photographs document the range of new physical activities undertaken by the WRNS at Sydenham. They show women undergoing physical training, marching, practising semaphore, playing cricket, cooking, shooting, issuing kit and learning about battleships.73 Photographs capture these women amidst the statuary in the Palace park, and the contrasts set up between the two are striking. Figure 5.5 shows a team of women in long-coated uniform ‘learning to break rank 112 after 1851 5.5  Photograph of women from the WRNS drilling in the

in After 1851
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The Tudorbethan semi and the detritus of Empire

forms. The ship was a symbol of the navy, which represented Britain’s greatness and was the link with the far-flung Empire. In the interwar years one of the most popular motifs was the Tudor galleon. This image could often be found adorning the stained glass panel on the front door of the Tudorbethan semi. Many of them were personally chosen by house purchasers, as it was common for builders to let them choose the stained glass themselves and for it to be installed at the point of construction. Galleons were also found on wall plaques, ashtrays and other decorative

in Ideal homes, 1918–39
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tastes as well as the emerging power of television to take audiences away from radio. In Britain television’s impact on radio comedy was less radical and immediate, and a number of BBC programmes such as Beyond Our Ken (1958-64) and The Clitheroe Kid (1958-72) continued to attract large audiences. Even the safe situation comedy The Navy Lark remained on the air for eighteen years between 1959

in Laughing matters
Drawings by Peruvian Shining Path war survivors

marines set up against the prisoners’, ‘better living conditions in jail’, improvement in the status of ‘political prisoners’ and ‘support for social struggles in Peru’. Soon, however, the Deputy Home Secretary Agustín Mantilla arrived on the island and enjoined the Joint Command of the Armed Forces on behalf of the government to ‘restore order’. This was carried out under the leadership of Admiral Luis Giampietri of the navy and 400 national marines, although the army’s presence was unconstitutional and marked the end of potential negotiations. The first state military

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

.11  The labour of our party is our literature: our combat and our Revolutionary work, in How We Built the Metro. 6.12  Mosaic at Komsomolskaya station, in How we Built the Metro. Golden calf, golden tooth 173 of construction transforms into gentle, loving adulation of the magical surface: The night before the test drive of the trains, metro workers, exhausted by weeks’ lack of sleep and incredibly excited, wandered around the gleaming underground palaces. Transportation authorities had already taken over. Metro officials in navy blue uniforms took control of the

in Modernism and the making of the Soviet New Man
The Vorticist critique of Futurism, 1914–1919

inconsistency and superficiality and the patent absurdity of claiming that Italy was at all in the same league as Imperial Britain. Lewis stressed that Britain, or more specifically England, was the birthplace of the modern industrial world. It had the largest empire, the largest merchant marine, the most powerful navy, especially after the launch of the revolutionary big-gun turbine-driven battleship HMS Dreadnought Adamowicz and Storchi, Back to the Furutists.indd 159 01/11/2013 10:58:46 160 Jonathan Black in 1906 (Blom 2009: 163). Britain had a much greater

in Back to the Futurists

and Military exhibition in 1901 by declaring that the directors of the Crystal Palace Company could not have chosen a more proper way of celebrating the jubilee of the 1851 Exhibition than by organizing that magnificent collection of exhibits and the imposing naval and military displays which corresponded so well with the sentiment of the people of this Empire at the present moment.31 As well as replica models of all the ships in the British navy, the north reservoir was used for a reconstruction of the Battle of Trafalgar. As Kate Nichols discusses in her chapter

in After 1851

demobilisation procedure, senior army officers in both France and Britain were faced with increasingly violent outbreaks of indiscipline. Similarly, it was reported by intelligence sources that the Navy was in danger of open mutiny. 60 Initially preoccupied with the general election most politicians chose to ignore these problems. However, as the disturbances escalated a growing number of politicians and ministers

in Unfit for heroes
A dominion responsibility

situation would worsen with the onset of winter. The various Canadian veterans’ organisations found the problem of the ex-imperial equally trying. The GWVA, the Army and Navy Veterans (ANV) and the Imperial Veterans in Canada (IVC) came under increasing pressure to provide financial assistance to tide over British veterans until they secured employment. As the number of penniless British veterans grew, the

in Unfit for heroes
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mode in much print culture is therefore often lacking.82 In the following I therefore link the album collages to contemporary print culture as a way of extracting the potential criticality of the former. My first example in the Gough album depicts Edith Gough and her husband, Hugh Gough, lieutenant in the Royal Navy, by a banner which bears the text ‘England expects that every man will do his duty’. This famous sentence, uttered by Admiral Nelson before the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, was widely quoted and referred to in several different contexts, including in the

in Travelling images