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To Colombo and Beyond

Arthur J. Marder

in Old Friends New Enemies: Volume 2: The Pacific War 1942-1945

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201502
eISBN:
9780191674907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201502.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

The first section of this chapter describes the formation of the ‘Trident’ Conference and the ‘Quadrant’ Conference. It discusses the British alternatives to ‘Anakim’, the famine in Bengal, the ... More


On with the Show!

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

The earliest rivals of The Broadway Melody were compelled to grapple with a distinctive group of artistic and technical challenges. Warners' The Desert Song, the screen's first operetta, and Fox's ... More


Men and Machines: Service Attachés as Procurers of Information on Personnel and Materiel

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the intelligence information supplied by the service attachés on technical military and naval matters. It demonstrates that a great deal of useful and accurate information was ... More


Over There

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Von Sternberg looked for other work in New York but had little success. He received credit as assistant to Wallace Worsely on the The Highest Bidder, released in 1921. He felt a greater affinity with ... More


Of a ship that sank in the Ocean Sea1 three hundred leagues from land; of how all the people on board survived for twelve days in the ship's boat without drinking or eating anything except for two pounds of hardtack.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Other ships of the fleet returned to Spain, among them one whose master was Pedro Fernández Exuero, a native of Palos, Spain, and whose pilot was a certain Antón Calvo, a good man and expert ... More


Epilogue

Matthew S. Seligmann

in The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter considers the successes and failures of these policies when the test of war came in 1914. Many pre-war assumptions quickly proved unfounded. The Germans did not deploy as many auxiliary ... More


The Great War

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.00017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The study of crystals and Bob's Cambridge studies were interrupted by war. William hurried home from America and moved to University College London. Bob enlisted, was sent to Gallipoli, and died of ... More


Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Philip Gerard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602073
eISBN:
9781469608136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469608129_Gerard
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book invites readers onto the fabled waters of the Cape Fear River and guides them on the 200-mile voyage from the confluence of the Deep and Haw Rivers at Mermaid Point all the way to the Cape ... More


Watercraft and Watermen

Andrew Lipman

in The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter takes a general look at the material world of the coast between the Hudson River and Cape Cod. An exploration of saltwater engagements of Europeans and Native mariners, both in early ... More


Providence and the sea:‘No tackle, sail, nor mast’

Helen Cooper

in The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The rudderless boat, in which the polluted (such as the offspring of incest or accused women), the politically dangerous (enemies or infant heirs), or potential saints are cast out to sea, is a motif ... More


Courtship: March 1925–August 1926

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Xu Guangping addressed her letter to Lu Xun the writer, rather than to Mr Zhou, her teacher. It is unlikely that one of her motives in writing was the pursuit of a romantic relationship. In her ... More


Decision in the Atlantic: The Allies and the Longest Campaign of the Second World War

Marcus Faulkner and Christopher M. Bell (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781949668001
eISBN:
9781949668018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668001.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign of the Second World War. This volume highlights the scale and complexity of this bitterly contested campaign, one that encompassed far more than ... More


University and College Sport

H. S. Jones

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/9780199510177.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

By 1850, the Boat Race, though not yet known by that lapidary title, had an established place in the sporting calendar of Oxford University. It was almost (though not quite) an annual fixture, and ... More


Haitian Odysseys

John Patrick Walsh

in Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941633
eISBN:
9781789629200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941633.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the depictions of perilous crossings of Haitian boat people in the writings of Emile Ollivier and Jean-Claude Charles. In the first section, the chapter takes up Ollivier’s ... More


“Futile Souls Adrift on a Yacht”

Lillian Hellman

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay which reviews William Faulkner's novel, Mosquitoes, which takes place on a yacht. Mrs. Maurier, a collector of famous people in her own home town of New Orleans, arranges a ... More


London: the hub of an English river transport network, 1250–1550

Claire A. Martin

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the extent and importance of river transport in England as demonstrated by the extensive use of boats to convey goods and people to and from London.It studies the use of the ... More


The Modern Age Matures

William D. Wilkinson

in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

On January 28, 1915, a bill that concerned merging the U.S. Life-Saving Service with the U.S Revenue Cutter Service became law, and the new organization was referred to as the U.S. Coast Guard. The ... More


Fishermen, the Fishing Industry and the Great War at Sea: A Forgotten History?

Robb Robinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781786941756
eISBN:
9781789623222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941756.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Recent discussion, academic publications and many of the national exhibitions relating to the Great War at sea have focused on capital ships, Jutland and perhaps U-boats. Very little has been ... More


Schnellboote, Strategy, and the Defense of Festung Europa, 1943–1944

G. H. Bennett

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter by G.H. Bennett argues that in the historiography of D-Day there has been a failure to analyze and understand the inability of German coastal forces to contest the invasion more ... More


The Village Community of al-Dirr, Nubia

Nicholas S. Hopkins and Sohair R. Mehanna

in Nubian Encounters: The Story of the Nubian Ethnological Survey 19611964

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164019
eISBN:
9781617970382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164019.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter chooses the Lower Nubian village of al–Dirr as a headquarters to study those villages which would inevitably be doomed to destruction as a consequence of resettlement. The native ... More


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