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Robert Lister Nicholls

) Navy Minister Christopher Mayhew, however, was placed in what he considered to be an impossible position given that the Navy's resources did not match Britain's commitments as outlined by Wilson. As a result, on 22 February 1966 Mayhew resigned as Navy Minister strongly arguing that Britain was far less powerful economically and militarily than the position often implied by Wilson (Mayhew, 1987 ). It had become obvious, observed Pimlott, ‘that existing and projected levels of military resources were inadequate for the tasks they were supposed to perform’ (Pimlott

in The British political elite and Europe, 1959–1984
Renegotiating public space 1970–2008
Dominic Bryan, S. J. Connolly and John Nagle

‘magnificent grey horses’, brought over from Luton in England, which had previously ‘taken part in royal ceremonies and [been] hired out for film work’. The ninety-five floats stretched for over two miles and included twelve marching bands. Amongst the floats were entries from hospitals, the police, departments from Belfast Corporation, Belfast Museum, the British Army and Royal Navy, various charities, major companies including Gallaher Tobacco, International Computers and Tabulators Ltd, the Milk Marketing Board, the Ulster Bank, the Irish Linen guild, the Co-Op and

in Civic identity and public space
Patrick Doyle

the British war economy. As a country with a large agricultural sector, it was well-positioned to help ensure Great Britain received its required foodstuffs despite the German navy's efforts to disrupt imports. The Great War proved to be a relatively plentiful time for Irish farmers as the state guaranteed the prices of agricultural produce. Over the course of the conflict Irish agricultural produce doubled in value which, despite the rise in wage and price inflation, represented a bonanza for Irish farmers. 4 Patrick Kavanagh colourfully recalled the generous

in Civilising rural Ireland