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Greater Britain - An Empire Gained: An Empire Lost By Peter N. Williams
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When Britain handed Hong Kong back to China on July 1, 1997 after 155 years of occupation, a mighty empire came to an end. Now reduced to its island mainland and a few tiny overseas possessions, the... More > British Empire once covered a third of the land area of the globe. One of the largest and and most profitable empires in world history had been built by a succession of Parliaments not only interested in establishing centers of trade and commerce, but of finding suitable areas for its overcrowded population to settle. The end of World War Two saw the island nation desperate to rid itself of its massive burden—that of maintaining an empire whose members were willing to fight for their independence.< Less
Greater Britain - An Empire Gained: An Empire Lost By Peter N. Williams
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When Britain handed Hong Kong back to China on July 1, 1997 after 155 years of occupation, a mighty empire came to an end. Now reduced to its island mainland and a few tiny overseas possessions, the... More > British Empire once covered a third of the land area of the globe. One of the largest and and most profitable empires in world history had been built by a succession of Parliaments not only interested in establishing centers of trade and commerce, but of finding suitable areas for its overcrowded population to settle. The end of World War Two saw the island nation desperate to rid itself of its massive burden—that of maintaining an empire whose members were willing to fight for their independence.< Less
British-India Maps By The Indiaman Magazine
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Digitally restored maps of British-India towns and railway routes of the individual railway companies such as the East Indian Railways, the Great Indian Peninsular Railways, the Bombay, Baroda and... More > Central India Railways plus many more dating from 1897. Locate the British churches, cemeteries, schools, British cantonments and railway stations where your family lived in 19th century British-India.< Less
British Memorial Inscriptions in India By The Indiaman Magazine
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A poignant record of almost 1,000 individual memorial inscriptions about the people who served in British-India and Southern Asia! A fascinating and comprehensive record of individuals lives who... More > served in India and Southern Asia taken from their tombstones. Within this book are 114 pages containing almost 1,000 memorial inscriptions which record the names and details of several thousand people! These records are a mine of information for any genealogist who wants to learn more about their family. Details of service in India and family relationships were carved on these tombstones for eternity, and are recorded here giving you a wealth of family information that can help you to uncover more details about your own family.< Less
OUR EMPIRE STORY By H E Marshall
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H E Marshall’s 1908 book Our Empire Story is one of the great classics which emanated from the time when the British Empire was at its height. Spanning four continents, the Empire included... More > Canada, Southern Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand—and this hugely entertaining book covers them all. This epic deals with each individual nation from the time of the first European settlement to the beginning of the twentieth century. Originally designed for children aged 9 to 12 years, the immense readability of Our Empire Story quickly gained it a far wider audience. It became a bestseller of its day. Written in the colourful style of its time, Our Empire Story is an unashamedly pro-British book and is filled with stories of high drama, humour and tragedy. Above all, it serves as a lasting testament to one of the most powerful empires in history.< Less
The British Betrayal of the Assyrians By Yusuf Malek
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The British Betrayal of the Assyrians is a comprehensive and detailed statement of the Assyrian point of view of the events leading up to the massacre of Assyrians in the newly independent country of... More > Iraq in August 1933. The principal part of the work was written by a Chaldean Assyrian of Mosul by the name of Yusuf Malek immediately following the massacre. Other contributors include David B. Perley and the Assyrian National League of America. The Assyrians suffered large losses from massacre and war as a result of their involvement with the British and their allies during World War I. Their hopes for the establishment of a safe and autonomous or independent homeland in some part of the territories of the former Ottoman Empire were continuously frustrated and finally doomed by the end of the British mandate over Iraq in 1932. The Assyrian position, documented in this book, clearly and eloquently lays the blame for the massacre of August 1933 and the failure to secure Assyrian national rights on the British.< Less
A Scapegoat of Victoria's Empire By Dr Kenneth Jones
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The Social Context of a Military Decision. CHAPTER ONE The Boer War 'No end of a lesson' Kipling. A military fiasco. CHAPTER TWO The British Grenadiers in the Boer War:... More > ‘an awful lot of battles!’ CHAPTER THREE Kinloch’s Diaries and Letters 22nd October 1899 to May 18th 1900 COMPLETED CHAPTER FOUR The beginning of the affair: what the papers said CHAPTER FIVE The Court of Enquiry CHAPTER SIX Public sentiment and Political Action. The involvement of the House of Commons and House of Lords CHAPTER SEVEN The End of the Affair< Less
A Scapegoat of Victoria's Empire By Dr Kenneth Jones
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The Social Context of a Military Decision. CHAPTER ONE The Boer War 'No end of a lesson' Kipling. A military fiasco. CHAPTER TWO The British Grenadiers in the Boer War:... More > ‘an awful lot of battles!’ CHAPTER THREE Kinloch’s Diaries and Letters 22nd October 1899 to May 18th 1900 COMPLETED CHAPTER FOUR The beginning of the affair: what the papers said CHAPTER FIVE The Court of Enquiry CHAPTER SIX Public sentiment and Political Action. The involvement of the House of Commons and House of Lords CHAPTER SEVEN The End of the Affair< Less
British Origins of Modern Political Islamism By Nu'man Abd al-Wahid
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This essay outlines the real and empirical origins of modern political Islamism. Furthermore, it provides the reason why Britain supported and even concocted this movement.
Under Two Flags : A Classic Novel of the British in Algeria By Ouida ( Maria Louise Ramé )
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Ouida (1839 – 1908) was the pen name of the English novelist Maria Louise Ramé. One of her most famous novels, Under Two Flags, described the British in Algeria in the most extravagant... More > of terms, while nonetheless also expressing sympathy for the French--with whom Ouida deeply identified--and, to some extent, the Arabs. This book went on to be staged in plays, and subsequently to be turned into at least three movies.< Less

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