The Famine, whose story is almost unknown due to wartime censorship by the British, occurred because of a hyperinflation in the price of rice caused by the provisioning for the major offensive against the Japanese on India's eastern borders ...
Author: Richard Stevenson
This history of the Bengal Famine of 1943 describes the interplay of politics, economics, sociology and military policy, which caused a famine due to a lack of cash, not a lack of food. The Famine, whose story is almost unknown due to wartime censorship by the British, occurred because of a hyperinflation in the price of rice caused by the provisioning for the major offensive against the Japanese on India's eastern borders. Relief efforts were halfhearted because much of the countryside was in a state of endemic revolt against the British. The logistical problems caused by massive gifts of food by the British and Indian troops to the starving people threatened to stall the forthcoming offensive. The cause of the Famine was the deadly alienation between the Bengalis and their British rulers.
Of the 108 years of touring by British rugby teams, only a fraction of games have been documented. This book explores the whole period of the British Lion's existence.
Author: Clem Thomas
Category: Rugby Union football
Of the 108 years of touring by British rugby teams, only a fraction of games have been documented. This book explores the whole period of the British Lion's existence. It examines the origins, development and future of the Lions tours and investigates the social and political issues which have played a part in the evolution of one of the world's most formidable touring forces.
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Consequences of the expedition , France weakens ber German army --- Victory
at Crevelt --- English Forces sent to Germany --- France Alarm'd and Cherburg ...
In this crackling alternate history thriller set in the years after World War II—the riveting sequel to The Darkest Hour—London detective John Rossett joins forces with his Nazi boss to save the commander’s kidnapped daughter as the ...
Author: Tony Schumacher
In this crackling alternate history thriller set in the years after World War II—the riveting sequel to The Darkest Hour—London detective John Rossett joins forces with his Nazi boss to save the commander’s kidnapped daughter as the Germans race to make the first atomic bomb. With the end of the war, the victorious Germans now occupy a defeated Great Britain. In London, decorated detective John Henry Rossett, now reporting to the Nazi victors, lies in a hospital bed recovering from gunshot wounds. Desperate to avoid blame over the events that led to the shooting, his boss, Ernst Koehler, covers up the incident. But when Koehler’s wife and daughter are kidnapped by American spies, the terrified German turns to the only man he trusts to help him—a shrewd cop who will do whatever is necessary to get the job done: John Rossett. Surviving his brush with death, Rossett agrees to save his friend’s daughter. But in a chaotic new world ruled by treachery and betrayal, doing the right thing can get a man killed. Caught between the Nazi SS, the violent British resistance, and Americans with very uncertain loyalties, Rossett must secretly make his way out of London and find Ruth Hartz, a Jewish scientist working in Cambridge. Spared from death because of her intellect and expertise, she is forced to work on developing the atom bomb for Germany. Though she knows it could end any hope of freedom in Europe and maybe even the world, Ruth must finish the project—if she, too, wants to survive.
THE BRITISH LION'S MESSAGE TO THE BRITISH PEOPLE . 4 A LETTER TO
JOHN BULL , ESQ . , FROM THE BRITISH BULLDOG . LONDON : EDWARD
STANFORD , 55 , CHARING CROSS , S.W. , THE BRITISH LION'S MESSAGE TO
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE . EXETER
CHANGE FOR FOR The British Lions . EDITED BY ŠNUG THE FOINER . Here let
us breathe and haply institute A Course of Learning and ingenious Studies .
" This book will tell something of Richards' extraordinary sporting life, but it mainly reproduces highlights from the very entertaining diary he kept during WWI.
Author: Greg Growden
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Tom Richards is the only Australian-born rugby player to have played for both Australia and the British Lions. When the Australian team won the Gold Medal for rugby at the 1908 Olympic Games, the London Times pronounced: "If ever the Earth had to select a Rugby Football team to play against Mars, Tom Richards would be the first player chosen." This book will tell something of Richards' extraordinary sporting life, but it mainly reproduces highlights from the very entertaining diary he kept during WWI. He had worked part-time with the Sydney Morning Herald before he enlisted and he would write between 100-800 words about his experiences each day, giving a revealing, intimate account of what occurred throughout the Gallipoli campaign and then the Western Front, where he received a Military Cross for his courage under German fire. He was acerbic in his opinions, often critical of his superiors and fellow soldiers; he was a great observer of human tragedy and frailties, repeatedly finding fault with the British in charge, and meeting numerous important War figures, including Simpson at Gallipoli. He included vivid descriptions of football matches played in Egypt, Gallipoli, and on the Front, and there are also numerous lighter moments, as Richards sought out and was intrigued by strange characters.
By John Wilkes. The text of 'English liberty .. containing the private correspondence, public letters, speeches and addresses of John Wilkes' published in parts. With an appendix to April 17th 1770.
Author: JOHN. WILKES
Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Delve into what it was like to live during the eighteenth century by reading the first-hand accounts of everyday people, including city dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and merchants, artists and their patrons, politicians and their constituents. Original texts make the American, French, and Industrial revolutions vividly contemporary. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T074070 Anonymous. By John Wilkes. The text of 'English liberty .. containing the private correspondence, public letters, speeches and addresses of John Wilkes' published in parts. With an appendix to April 17th 1770. The pagination is irregular. [London]: Printed for T. Marsh; and sold by all the news carriers in town and country, 1769[-70] 2v., plate; 12°
Winner of the National Sporting Club's prestigious British Rugby Book of the Year Award for 2008, Ripley's World transforms and redefines the genre of the sports autobiography.
Author: Andy Ripley
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Winner of the National Sporting Club's prestigious British Rugby Book of the Year Award for 2008, Ripley's World transforms and redefines the genre of the sports autobiography. In a moving and intimate memoir, Andy Ripley, England rugby icon and victorious British Lion, television Superstar and world rowing champion, reflects on a life of sporting achievement and confronts his most powerful and dangerous challenge yet - his diagnosis with prostate cancer. Told with typical candour and courage, it is an absorbing and inspirational story.
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and p's , not given . This is an unpardonable oversight towards one , who has
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For this 4th edition it has been thoroughly revised and updated, with a new and expansive introduction exploring the problems and historiography of imperialism' generally, and an additional final chapter taking the story through to the new ...
Author: Bernard Porter
Publisher: Pearson Education
This textbook combines a lively narrative of events with a number of broad analytical themes that challenge more conventional interpretations of British imperialism, including a new concluding section on the legacy of empire.
Best-selling historian Denis Judd tells the epic story of the British impact upon India, capturing the essence of what the Raj really meant both for the British and their Indian subjects."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Denis Judd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"How did a few thousand people from a small, windswept island in the northern seas end up ruling a far distant subcontinent with a population of millions? Were the British in India intent on development or exploitation? Were they really the 'civilizing' influence they claimed? And what were Britain's greatest legacies - democracy and the rule of law, or cricket and an efficient railway system? Best-selling historian Denis Judd tells the epic story of the British impact upon India, capturing the essence of what the Raj really meant both for the British and their Indian subjects."--BOOK JACKET.
THE GRAND MONARQUE in a Fright ; or , the BRITISH LION roused from his
Lethargy . • Published April 4th 1755 according to Act of Parliament and Sold by
the Print Sellers of London G . Westminster . Price 64 . [ 1754 ] In this engraving
Author: British Museum. Dept. of Prints and DrawingsPublish On: 1883
The Lion made Ridiculous by Sawney & Jenny . 139 “ Pubd by My Darly 1762 " [
1762 ] An etching showing George III . as the British Lion , standing upright , and
clad in his mother ' s petticoat , which is decorated with fleurs - de - lis ; on his ...
Author: British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings