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1901: Essays on the End of the Victorian Era (W. A. S. Colthurst, Ed.)
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    CONTENTS

    FOREWORD
    Why 1901? (W. A. S. Colthurst)

    WESTMINSTER POLITICS
    Pandemonium: Suffrage, The Summer of 1892, and the Strange Death of British Labour (Emma Woolrich)
    They are Coming for Britain: The Election of 1900 and the Birth of the Atlantic Alliance (Simon MacDonald)
    England is Not England: The Early Federation Debate, 1902-1907 (John James Courtenay)
    This House: The Constitutional Crisis of 1909-10 (Gordon Smith)
    Votes from Women: The First Women MPs and the Battle for the Women’s Vote, 1892-1910 (Elizabeth Astor)

    IMPERIAL POLITICS
    A Longer Way to Tipperary than to Sydney: Ireland and the Early Federation Debate (Andrew Leahy)
    The Maple Leaf Forever? Canada, Newfoundland, and the Early Federation Debate (Juliette Taylor-Trudeau)
    Passing the Blame: Anglo-Africans, The Boer Mentality, and the Pre-War Colour Bar (Alice Bengu)
    Mr Gandhi Goes to Westminster: India and the Early Federation Debate (Henry Cairns-Watson)

    FOREIGN POLITICS
    A Minor, but Noticeable, Colonial Venture: How the Boer War Shook the World (Martin de Caestecker)
    The Lion, the Eagle, the Rooster, and the Bear: British Alliance-Building in the Run-Up to the Great War, 1900-1911 (V. S. Gowda)
    The World Speaks English: Convergence in Pre-War Anglo-America (T. S. Jackson)
    The Navy’s Pride and Misery: HMS Dreadnought and the Great Naval Race (Robert Jones)
    The Lamps Go Out: The September Crisis of 1911 (Stephen Collins-Wood)

    SOCIETY & ECONOMY
    Lady and the Banker: The City and the Landed Aristocracy, 1892-1910 (Iain Banks)
    No Socialists Need Apply: Labour, Organised and Otherwise, in the Wake of National Insurance (Georgia Hynes-Coulson)
    The Diamond Jubilee: Culture and Memory of the Late Victorians (Alexandra J. Wilson-Colthurst)
    All Transactions Lead to London: The Financial Empire and the September Crisis in the City (David Connolly)

    CONCLUDING REMARKS
    War Buries All (W. A. S. Colthurst)
     
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    For All We Have and Are: Britain in the Great War (Stephen Searle-Wilson)
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    For all we have and are,
    For all our children's fate,
    Stand up and take the war.
    The Hun is at the gate!
    Our world has passed away,
    In wantonness o'erthrown.
    There is nothing left to-day
    But steel and fire and stone!
    Though all we knew depart,
    The old Commandments stand:—
    "In courage keep your heart,
    In strength lift up your hand."

    Once more we hear the word
    That sickened earth of old:—
    "No law except the Sword
    Unsheathed and uncontrolled."
    Once more it knits mankind,
    Once more the nations go
    To meet and break and bind
    A crazed and driven foe.

    Comfort, content, delight,
    The ages' slow-bought gain,
    They shrivelled in a night.
    Only ourselves remain
    To face the naked days
    In silent fortitude,
    Through perils and dismays
    Renewed and re-renewed.
    Though all we made depart,
    The old Commandments stand:—
    "In patience keep your heart,
    In strength lift up your hand."

    No easy hope or lies
    Shall bring us to our goal,
    But iron sacrifice
    Of body, will, and soul.
    There is but one task for all—
    One life for each to give.
    What stands if Freedom fall?
    Who dies if England live?


    -

    Rudyard Kipling, 1911

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    CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION
    The Great War and National Experience


    PROLOGUE
    GOING TO WAR

    September - October 1911


    1. For Whom the Bell Tolls
    2. The Decision-Makers
    3. Declaring War


    ACT ONE
    MEETING THE ENEMY

    October 1911 - March 1912


    PART ONE – WAR AT SEA
    4. Spy vs Spy
    5. Ships in the Night
    6. The Battle of the Forties
    7. The Pillars of Hercules

    PART TWO – WAR ON LAND
    8. Crossing the Channel
    9. Let the Foul Scene Proceed
    10. The Alps and Pyrenees
    11. Imperial Defence

    PART THREE – WAR AT HOME
    12. Whitehall and Westminster
    13. Mobilising Men
    14. Mobilising Industry
    15. The Long Haul


    ACT TWO
    ESCALATION

    April 1912 - April 1915

    PART ONE – SALIENTS

    17. Approach
    18. Battle
    19. Consequence

    PART TWO – IBERIA
    20. Crossing the Pyrenees
    21. Lisbon and London
    22. Catalonian Campaign
    23. March to Madrid

    PART THREE – ITALY
    24. The Riviera Campaign
    25. Alea Iacta Est
    26. The Fall of Rome
    27. The Race to Venice
     
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