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Causes and Consequences of the Unionist Coup d'État

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Temporary increase in number of veto players. Revolt of the landed class. Marxist explanation. Unionism and the British Empire. Primordial unionism. Bonar Law: the first non‐Anglican to lead the ... More


Learning: The Buffs on the Somme

MARK CONNELLY

in Steady The Buffs!: A Regiment, a Region, and the Great War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199278602
eISBN:
9780191707056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278602.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The year 1916 and the Battle of the Somme are often identified as the moment when the British army began to learn the lessons of modern, industrialised war, and the experiences of this vast and ... More


The Oxford of Raymond Asquith and Willie Elmhirst

M. G. Brock

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0031
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Raymond Asquith came up to Balliol College as a scholar in 1897 and held an All Souls fellowship from 1903 to 1910. His father, who had also been a Balliol scholar, became Prime Minister in April ... More


The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Brian McHale and Randall Stevenson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book presents a new literary history of the twentieth century, setting a new agenda for literary-historical analysis. Far from the usual forced march through the decades, genres and national ... More


First World War Film and the Face of Death

Laura Marcus

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Central to a number of films made during or about the First World War is a thinned relationship between the living and the dead. The Battle of the Somme (1916) depicts a moment in which, from a row ... More


Drama, Comedy and Drama Documentary

Emma Hanna

in The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633890
eISBN:
9780748671175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633890.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In contemporary British culture the Second World War has provided plenty of material for drama and comedy on television. By comparison the sacred nature of the First World War in Britain's popular ... More


War

Eric Saylor

in English Pastoral Music: From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041099
eISBN:
9780252099656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041099.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Pastoral music was one of the most important methods by which composers engaged with the horrors of the First World War, both at home and abroad. This chapter is divided into three sections, each ... More


“Each One a Pocket Hercules”: The Bantam Experiment and the Case of the Thirty-fifth Division

Peter Simkins

in Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860–1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239771
eISBN:
9780823239818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239771.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

In 1914 the British army experienced a rush of volunteers. Physical standards were changed several times to manage the numbers, but many enthusiastic, patriotic men were below enlistment standards. ... More


The Octopus

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In early 1917, a series of small attacks by the British in the Somme region were diversions intended to suggest a major attack in the spring. These attacks became Wilfred Owen’s first experience of ... More


Consuming the Contested Heritage of War: Tourism, Territoriality, and the Memorial Landscapes of the Western Front

Jennifer Iles

in Heritage at the Interface: Interpretation and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056579
eISBN:
9780813053349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056579.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter looks specifically at the Somme region, which for many years has remained one of the most popular areas of the former front lines for battlefield tourists. The author begins by exploring ... More


Colonel Lawrence and Colonel Blimp

Alan Allport

in Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300170757
eISBN:
9780300213126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170757.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter describes the experience of the British Army during the First World War that was so profound, so terrible, that by 1935 it was talked of only with a sigh of never again. Between the ... More


The Development of Wartime Propaganda and the Emergence of the NWAC

in Patriotism and Propaganda in First World War Britain: The National War Aims Committee and Civilian Morale

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318306
eISBN:
9781846317811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317811.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the wartime situation in Great Britain which prompted the establishment of the National War Aims Committee (NWAC). It discusses the negative impact of the failure of the Somme ... More


Proportionality: Lessons from the Somme and the First World War *

Nigel Biggar

in In Defence of War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672615
eISBN:
9780191765087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672615.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

One of the most cogent criticisms of just war thinking made by pacifists is that it cannot demonstrate with any precision or certainty that the goods it intends or achieves outweigh the evils it ... More


Rival Paradigms

Michael Ruse

in The Problem of War: Darwinism, Christianity, and their Battle to Understand Human Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190867577
eISBN:
9780190867607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867577.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We have two recent writers on war, one a Christian and the other a Darwinian, showing that the familiar themes continue strong. In In Defence of War, Oxford Regius Professor of Theology, Nigel ... More


South America & the Exploration of the Rio de la Plata

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter follows Cabot’s voyage, examining events that led Cabot to abort plans to sail to the Moluccas via the Strait of Magellan. It describes the voyage down the coast of Brazil as Cabot ... More


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