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‘The Great Reuter’

Donald Read

in The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes how Reuter built up a strong reputation and could quickly extend his company's service to the entire British press. Reuter's continuing successes brought him to the attention ... More


The Role of Reuters

Simon J. Potter

in News and the British World: The Emergence of an Imperial Press System 1876-1922

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265121
eISBN:
9780191718427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265121.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates the role of Reuters Telegram Company in transmitting information throughout the world. It discusses that Reuters took advantage of cable telegraph technology to become one ... More


Crisis, June–August 1954

John W. Young

in Winston Churchill's Last Campaign: Britain and the Cold War 1951–1955

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203674
eISBN:
9780191675942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203674.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses mainly the crisis experienced by the Cabinet, which was caused by the Molotov telegram. This was only resolved when Eden recommended studying the Soviet's declaration on ... More


Telegrams from SIS's Moscow Station, July 1942

Nige West and Oleg Tsarev

in TRIPLEX: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123470
eISBN:
9780300156416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123470.003.0027
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses telegrams from SIS's Moscow Station. It reveals that in July 1942, Colonel Fedotov, then the Head of the NKVD's Second Directorate, responsible for internal security, was ... More


Julius Reuter: Before and After 1851

Donald Read

in The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

The creation of the international news agency ‘Reuters’ turned out to be a notable event in the history of the worldwide communication of news. In a few years, news agencies were started in Paris, ... More


The World's News, 1865–1914

Donald Read

in The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter recounts the rapid growth of Reuters after they completed the world's first transatlantic cable and how their subscribers began to receive an unbroken flow of news. The speed of news by ... More


The Memoirs of Ernest A. Forssgren: Proust's Swedish Valet

Ernest Forssgren

William C. Carter (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114638
eISBN:
9780300133363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114638.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The memoirs of Ernest Forssgren (1894–1970), the young Swede who served as Marcel Proust's last valet, provide new insights into Proust's life and death. Previously, Forssgren's memoir has been ... More


A Telegram, Algonquin, and an Abdication

Rodney Carlisle

in Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037622
eISBN:
9780813041612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037622.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter details the history of the Zimmermann Telegram, and shows that while it caused much political editorializing and may have aroused those who had previously been strong neutralists to ... More


Isolation, 1939–1941

John Gilmour

in Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627462
eISBN:
9780748671274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In early September 1939, Sweden responded diplomatically, economically and militarily to the outbreak of war in Europe. Swedish fears that the Winter War would result in threats to the country’s ... More


Approach

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounted the events that transpired as the New York Express approached Buffalo. It begins by focusing on wood dealer Benjamin F. Betts, who successfully caught a ride despite the train ... More


First Experiments

Gordon K. Mantler

in Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807838518
eISBN:
9781469608075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807838518.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter begins with a telegram received by Cesar Chavez soon after his union won a breakthrough contract in 1966. The telegram was from Martin Luther King, Jr., lauding Chavez's victory through ... More


The Congressman in War and Peace

James K. Libbey

in Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Because of issues related to German submarines, freedom of the seas, and the Zimmermann telegram, Barkley spoke and voted in favor of war with Germany in April 1917. He strongly supported war ... More


Humor in the Legislature

Sam J. Ervin

in Humor of a Country Lawyer

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807844649.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the telegram the author received from Charles F. Kirksey, chairman of the Burke County Democrats. The telegram stated that the Democratic county convention had named the author ... More


Conclusion Unintended Consequences: The Next Generation

Kim Cary Warren

in The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833964
eISBN:
9781469604978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899441_warren.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book concludes with a discussion of the Western Union telegram Charles Scott received at his Topeka law office from lawyer Thurgood Marshall, who was in New York. Marshall wrote, “Have just ... More


The Military and Diplomatic Strands

Nicholas A. Lambert

in The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How Globalized Trade Led Britain to Its Worst Defeat of the First World War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197545201
eISBN:
9780197545232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545201.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

At the beginning of 1915, concern mounted in Britain over the prolongation of the war, the damage to the British economy caused by uncoordinated military mobilization, and mounting evidence of ... More


The Electrical Telegraph

Laszlo Solymar

in Getting the Message: A History of Communications, Second Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198863007
eISBN:
9780191895760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863007.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Many attempts at realizing an electric telegraph are discussed starting in the 18th century. The crucial discovery that gave renewed impetus to the search was that of Oersted’s concerning the effect ... More


Cold War Logics, Cold War Poetics: Conjuring the Specter of a Red Asia

Jodi Kim

in Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655915
eISBN:
9781452946221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter starts with a brief examination of Chang-rae Lee’s Native Speaker which includes details of the Korean War. It illustrates the focus on studying the discursive and rhetorical registers ... More


Harry Truman, European Hunger, and the Cold War

Barry Riley

in The Political History of American Food Aid: An Uneasy Benevolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190228873
eISBN:
9780190228903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190228873.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Harry Truman was the hugely unpopular, embattled, pugnacious American president as World War II ended. He faced nationwide strikes, consumer unhappiness with continued price controls, and a ... More


Max Newman—Mathematician, Codebreaker, and Computer Pioneer

William Newman

in Colossus: The secrets of Bletchley Park's code-breaking computers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192840554
eISBN:
9780191917936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192840554.003.0023
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Like many British children in my age g­roup I can pinpoint my first memory of my father to the particular day when he and I were reunited after being separated since my infancy. It happened in ... More


Freedom from Want: Creating a Postwar Food System

Bryan L. McDonald

in Food Power: The Rise and Fall of the Postwar American Food System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190600686
eISBN:
9780190600716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600686.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 examines plans developed in response to unexpectedly severe and widespread postwar reconstruction and humanitarian crises. Food was central to the experience of American military personnel ... More


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