A Foreign Field

Author: Gillian Chan

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781553373506

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 196

View: 9536


During the Second World War, two young teenagers, Ellen Logan and pilot Stephen Dearborn, become friends as they write to each other of their experiences in the war and fall in love in the process.

Some Corner of a Foreign Field

Author: Roger Williamson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349144436

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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When is a war not a war? Under what circumstances is humanitarian intervention by the international community justified? In what circumstances can a state legitimately put at risk the lives of members of its armed forces? These are some of the questions raised through the essays contained in Some Corner of a Foreign Field . The authors consider the main ethical and political arguments surrounding the subject of intervention, and, between them, cover a wide range of areas, coming to focus on international institutions and international law, domestic and political viewpoints, humanitarian considerations, the applicability of the just war theory, and the role of public opinion and the media. The result is a book that throws open new doors and extends the range of discussion within the ongoing debate on defence and disarmament.

Some Corner of a Foreign Field

Author: Janet Kinrade Dethick

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 1398408506

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 8289


“Even after capture, the full horrors of war still persisted. Bombed and strafed by our own planes, and shelled by our own artillery, the words ‘For you the war is over, Tommy,’ had a hollow ring...November 1942, after five months in Suani Ben Adem, we sailed from Tripoli, en route to Naples. We were held in the hold of a coal boat, battened down, with only a few buckets for sanitation purposes. Packed in like sardines, we would have had no chance of survival, had the ship come under attack from the Royal Navy, not an uncommon occurrence.” These are the words of Private Bill Blewitt, 1st Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, captured near Gazala in the Western Desert. He survived his capture, but over a thousand did not. Laid to rest alongside the battle casualties in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries in Italy are these prisoners of war. They died from neglected wounds or diseases, were accidentally or deliberately shot both inside and outside their camps or were victims of friendly fire incidents. Some lost their lives when trying to cross the mountains to freedom, and some were betrayed by spies. Some had taken up arms again, had fought with the partisans and had died alongside them. Others had been captured whilst on dangerous missions and summarily executed. Many, but not all, have a name.

For Poulton and England

Author: James Corsan

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781848762107

Category: Rugby football players

Page: 392

View: 315


An outstanding leader and personality in every respect, Poulton captained England to what is now called a 'Grand Slam' in 1914 – the last season before the First World War. Once war was declared he spent seven months training in England with his battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment before crossing to Belgium via France at the end of March 1915. Five weeks later he was shot dead by a sniper in the trenches, still aged only twenty-five.

The Cambridge Companion to Cricket

Author: Anthony Bateman,Jeffrey Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107494214

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

View: 9922


Few other team sports can equal the global reach of cricket. Rich in history and tradition, it is both quintessentially English and expansively international, a game that has evolved and changed dramatically in recent times. Demonstrating how the history of cricket and its international popularity is entwined with British imperial expansion, this book examines the social and political impact of the game in a variety of cultural sites: the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. An international team of contributors explores the enduring influence of cricket on English identity, examines why cricket has seized the imagination of so many literary figures and provides profiles of iconic players including Bradman, Lara and Tendulkar. Presenting a global panoramic view of cricket's complicated development, its unique adaptability and its political and sporting controversies, the book provides a rich insight into a unique sporting and cultural heritage.

Finance Act 2004 Elizabeth Ii. Chapter 12

Author: Stationery Office, The

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780105412045

Category: Great Britain

Page: 656

View: 7159


Royal assent, 22nd July 2004. An act to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt, and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance