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Chuchill, 26 January 1942; TNA, AIR 19/217: Sinclair to Churchill, 23 October 1942. 6 Webster and Frankland, The Strategic Air Offensive, pp. 135–6, 143–4. 7 E. J. Grove (ed.), The Defeat of Enemy Shipping, 1939–45: Vol. 1B (Plans and Tables) (Aldershot: Navy Records Society, 1957), Plan 14; Roskill, War at Sea, p. 218. 8 S. Hoffman, Decline or Renewal? France since the 1930s (New York: Viking Press, 1974), pp. 3–4; R. Paxton, Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940–1944 (New York: Alfred K. Knopf, 1972), pp. 231, 262–83. 9 TNA, FO 371/28541: Mayor of Dieppe to

in French children under the Allied bombs, 1940–45
‘Victim’ nations and the brotherhood of humanity

, were wary of Russian expansionism. Disraeli, his hands tied, could not be seen to offer support to the Ottomans, and declared a state of contingent neutrality. He was reduced to hoping that a show of Royal Navy strength in the Turkish Straits would be his strongest card against the Russians. Popular Russophobia took the heat out of Gladstone’s coruscating calls for intervention

in Calculating compassion

shipping to man their navies during war’, whereas Britain ‘could draw on a continuous reserve of skilled maritime labor in most wars long after more absolutist states had exhausted their supplies’. 27 The character of the seafaring experience was rooted as much in the terrestrial communities that launched mariners as in their working social relations, their shipboard communities. 28 The ocean as an ecological space is getting its due. This is most evident in the work of Jeffrey Bolster. He focuses on the large marine ecosystem between Cape Cod and

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered
The boundary commission at work

joined the High Court at Lahore in 1943. In 1945, he served on the commission appointed to investigate the Royal Indian Navy mutiny, alongside Major-General Thomas ‘Pete’ Rees, who would later command the ill-fated Punjab Boundary Force. 12 In 1947, Rees congratulated Mahajan on his appointment to the Punjab boundary commission. 13 Mahajan, like so many others, did not anticipate the seriousness of post

in Borders and conflict in South Asia
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Joseph H. Bateson, CBE b. Kendal 5 March 1865; Friends School, Kendal, Queen’s College Taunton and Richmond College; chaplain Burma Field Force 1886; Secretary, Royal Army Temperance Association in India for twenty years; Secretary, Army and Navy Board 1909; CBE 1918; d. 5 October 1935. 24 SOAS/WMMS/Correspondence/FBN1/Winston–Brown, 8 March 1887. 25 Rev. John Walton succeeded Jenkins; b. Leeds 1823; grandfather, father and father-in-law were Wesleyan preachers

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
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at Leyton Boys’ High School and St Catherine’s College Cambridge; Royal Navy during war; trained at Wesley House, Cambridge and served in Tahan (1952–66); fluent Burmese Lushai speaker with a fine sense of humour, Cowell trained Lushai ministers and drafted the Constitution for Church of Upper Burma. He married Margaret Bastin (1926–2010), a Women’s Work missionary and daughter of Methodist missionaries in Hong Kong; she was educated at Trinity Hall School and Middlesex hospital (midwifery and nursing). A fluent

in Conflict, politics and proselytism