Kathleen Burke’s book “A review of War and State: The Transformation of British Government, 1914-1919” comprises of seven essays authored by different individuals. It is the first attempt to document events of the British government after the First World War. The essays in…
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It is imperative to take into consideration that the book’s thematic concerns lie in the development of state involvement policies in Britain’s social life, industries and the economic life during World War I and how various administrative aspect of the government were fabricated to cater for the new emergence.
Burke revels in the insider analysis of various British government ministries like the Ministry of Munitions, Treasury, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Food and insights of how the cabinet and different subcommittees set for the war functioned in a rather surprising way. The book provides the little known inter cabinet wars and interdepartmental wars within the British government that delayed then mobilization of Britain to go to war. The book also provides crucial insights into the history of the war as a war not in the field but a war that was fought between the various departments and ministries of the government. The results of these wars marked the results of the real physical war in the battlefield. One of the most disturbing facts detailed in the book is the realization that the cabinet meetings kept no minutes for reference. The cabinet seemed to suffer from an organizational disease as it lacked the organizational means to pass important decisions due to lack of formal records that could detail the prevailing events, except for the letters sent to the King by the Prime Minister. The book details the hidden elements of the division that existed in the Asquith government between ‘business as usual’ supporters and supporters of total war.
The article; The Rise and Fall of Business as Usual by David French explores the facts behind the eruption of war. The author delves into the transition that saw the British and the Germans shift from a peaceful coexistence to engage in war. Further, the author also looks at the major tenets that made the British government dictate the change to
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But still it is hoped in the preface to the book that this work could give some insight into the evolution of military intelligence mechanisms and also the British military action in Palestine in World War II3. In one way, Sheffy’s book has totally negated the role of strategy, planning and resources in winning a war4.
Dr. Jekyll is a scientist experimenting on a way to separate the dark side of his nature from the light as a means of escaping some of his feelings of guilt for not always adhering to the strict decorous rules of his society. It is his thought that if he can release the dark side in this way, he can help cure society of its evil nature.
It traces a tradition of British women's writing about the Middle East and demonstrates how discourse by British woman traveller, who clearly represented herself as affiliated to the peoples of the Middle East nonetheless participated in the imperialist project.
The term Boffin however, is the exact opposite of ‘Laddism’, if ‘Laddism’ is viewed as boys behaving badly and having a ‘lark’ to embody a masculine ideal, ‘Boffins’ are studious and hardworking, an American equivalent of ‘geek’ or ‘nerd’.
Initial panic by local medical authorities was halted with swift isolation of those infected and training of staff to deal with this incurable sickness using the latest technology: "rubber gloves, plastic gowns and face masks." Regis suggests that the menace from viruses has been exaggerated.
The poem also shows how the working class people are looked down with scorn and contempt by the dominant upper class society. The poem can also be read as a working class woman's attempt to establish herself as a writer against all kinds of suppression and oppression.
Mariam was an illegitimate child of a rich, cinema theater owner in Herat. She and her mother , Nana are forced to stay in a small 'kolba' far from the town Jalil, Mariam's father visits them regularly and Mariam laps up his insincere words and adores him.
This book is soaked with the blood of ancient dangers, rituals, and practices that Barbara argues to be invested war with passions that still rule us to date. The torrent of blood here would be repellent, except that Barbara presents it only to serve her arguments. This paper discusses the ecstasy of war.
In short, these two wars changed the parameters and metrics in which wars, global peace, diplomacy, political affiliations, alliances and counter alliances were being held and were to be held in coming years.
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The providers to this book evaluate the reasons for this development and describe the way the changes influenced the government mechanism and the activities of the citizens. The providers also consider why some improvements did not
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