On 25 September 1911 the battleship Liberté exploded in Toulon harbour. This tragedy is just one of the many disasters that the French fleet suffered at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries and also represents the peak of these calamities, since it is undoubtedly the most deadly suffered by a French Navy ship in peacetime. The aim of this article is to study how the navy managed this disaster and the resulting deaths of service personnel, which were all the more traumatic because the incident happened in France’s main military port and in circumstances that do not match the traditional forms of death at sea.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
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much attention when police force was used against protestors to permit Shell’s entry onto private property at Pollatomais, despite the company not having permission from the landowner or the appropriate permissions to conduct work at that site. In 2008 and 2009, both the police and navy were deployed to prevent efforts by local fishermen to obstruct offshore pipe-laying efforts in Broadhaven Bay. Backed by the state, Shell continued with the development of the Corrib gas terminal and in 2008 the company hired the Solitaire, one of the world’s largest pipe

in Gas, oil and the Irish state
Rethinking navigation

navigation refers 12 122 122 Techniques and technologies to his own sailing experience and is not an ethnography of Western navigation (1970: 144, 232). Likewise, Thomas Widlok compares his own use of a GPS to the orientation skills of the Hai||om whom he worked with in Namibia (1997). Hutchins’ Cognition in the Wild is an ethnography of navigation practices, but only on board large US Navy ships. Much more actual ethnography of Western navigators is needed to make proper comparisons or analysis. The navigation practices Hutchins observed being used by a US Navy

in Environment, labour and capitalism at sea
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Seas, oceans and civilisations

declared bankruptcy in 1799, formal colonial rule of Dutch Asian possessions became a matter of government administration. Expansion halted. England, initially a minor naval power, also produced an oceanic state from the most extreme margin of the Eurasian land 119 Saltwater horizons 119 mass. When the British government separated the functions of the British navy from commercial interests, it removed fiscal and organisational responsibility from commercial operations, enhancing the profitability of the latter and the viability of the former. Even with modifications

in Debating civilisations

Albanians. These are the same Albanians who build houses for Greeks, in Greece, a country where the majority of construction workers are Albanian. In this book, roads and migrants’ houses built in their home country emerge as different parts of the same process. In fact, there is the paradox of an alienating cross-border highway that is being dealienated within the affective and familiar sphere of the home. The long post-cold war period This book starts with the story of a boat full of Albanian migrants that sank after its collision with a vessel of the Italian Navy which

in The road

-called affluence in the 1950s. … At weekends, as soon as she was 14, Linda took casual employment at the holiday camps in Leysdown on Saturdays and Sundays. … [This was when] she met Jim, who was in the Merchant Navy and was some eight years older. ‘You know, when we went to see the vicar in the beginning he thought my husband was marrying me out of pity, you know. He thought I was, sort of, in a bad place: he wanted to get me out of it and, you know, he tried to talk us out of it. You know, the first thing my Mum said? “Well I don’t know about that: I’m going to lose her two

in Revisiting Divisions of Labour

impressionable young boys progressed in their education, maintained good health, and did not succumb to the temptations of city life. The home’s motto was ‘prevention is better than cure’.72 Thomas Spunner, former secretary of the Protestant Orphan Refuge Society, previously known as the Charitable Protestant Orphan Union, was superintendent of the Working Boys’ Home from 1879 to 1896. Industrial school ships The Hibernian Marine Society was co-founded by the Lord Mayor, the Archbishop of Dublin in 1774. It was aimed at the orphans of seafarers in the Merchant and Royal Navy

in The Protestant Orphan Society and its social significance in Ireland, 1828–1940

entered the Royal Navy Hospital School Greenwich; one joined the Royal Engineers as a mechanic; one joined the Royal Navy; one was elected to the Masonic Orphan Boys’ School Dublin; one accompanied his mother to the USA; two went with their mother to England; one went with her mother to Dublin.147 Eighteen men who had once been on the DPOS roll, most of whom were educated at Miss Neville’s home Swords, ‘gave up their brave lives for the sake of their King and country … The Society has erected in their boardroom a roll of honour which bears the names of the eighteen

in The Protestant Orphan Society and its social significance in Ireland, 1828–1940

the Ottomans had quelled Ali Pasha in Yannina and had sent abundant forces to the south. Thus, in January 1824 the Sultan took ‘a bold but desperate step’ 71 and summoned the semi-independent Muhammad Ali Pasha, the governor of Egypt, to subdue the Greeks. He agreed to send his son, Ibrahim Pasha, as head of an army and navy. The move, though successful militarily, was to prove a grave mistake. In the same month (January 1824), Russia took the initiative

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Lessons for critical security studies?

Society , Cambridge: Polity Press. Bigo, D., 2002. ‘Security and Immigration: Toward a Critique of the Governmentality of Unease’, Alternatives 27(1): 63–92. Bigo, D., 2014. ‘The (In)Securitization Practices of the Three Universes of EU Border Control: Military/Navy – Border Guards/Police – Database Analysts’, Security Dialogue 45(3): 209–25. Bonditti

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