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Farewell the Trumpets - An Imperial Retreat (Pax Britannica, Vol. 3) (Unabridged)


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Item number NA0038
Barcode 9781843794738
Release date 3/1/2012
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 16
Performers
Booklet Author McMillan, Roy
Disc: 1
1 An Introduction… 00:03:26 McMillan, Roy
2 Farewell the Trumpets… 00:04:39 McMillan, Roy
3 2. My people… 00:05:56 McMillan, Roy
4 3. The origins… 00:04:15 McMillan, Roy
5 4. They were uniquely… 00:05:30 McMillan, Roy
6 5. There were few… 00:05:13 McMillan, Roy
7 6. Still the public… 00:04:26 McMillan, Roy
8 Chapter 2: An Explorer in Difficulties 00:07:20 McMillan, Roy
9 2. Britain's was not… 00:07:04 McMillan, Roy
10 3. The day after… 00:06:29 McMillan, Roy
11 4. This engaging… 00:06:43 McMillan, Roy
12 5. The British also… 00:06:39 McMillan, Roy
13 Chapter 3: Following the Flags 00:01:17 McMillan, Roy
14 2. There was hardly… 00:04:17 McMillan, Roy
15 3. There was no escaping it… 00:03:00 McMillan, Roy
16 4. And if to the public… 00:02:47 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 2
1 Languages especially… 00:01:27 McMillan, Roy
2 5. Behind this… 00:04:29 McMillan, Roy
3 For by now… 00:05:51 McMillan, Roy
4 6. Yet if there was… 00:05:08 McMillan, Roy
5 7. It was too late anyway 00:07:34 McMillan, Roy
6 8. Chamberlain never… 00:00:52 McMillan, Roy
7 Chapter 4: The Life We Always Lead 00:03:05 McMillan, Roy
8 2. The British and the Boers… 00:05:49 McMillan, Roy
9 3. On the face of it… 00:05:17 McMillan, Roy
10 4. As Buller sailed… 00:05:28 McMillan, Roy
11 5. Let us peer… 00:06:31 McMillan, Roy
12 6. For a very different battlefield… 00:05:48 McMillan, Roy
13 7. Two British failures… 00:04:12 McMillan, Roy
14 8. For the saddest… 00:05:15 McMillan, Roy
15 9. 'Say, colonel,'… 00:04:42 McMillan, Roy
16 10. It was a war of striking… 00:04:47 McMillan, Roy
17 11. It was a bitter war… 00:02:27 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 3
1 For though the propagandists… 00:03:22 McMillan, Roy
2 12. The Queen died… 00:05:17 McMillan, Roy
3 Chapter 5: The Wearying Titan 00:01:54 McMillan, Roy
4 2. The scale of the Empire… 00:03:10 McMillan, Roy
5 3. The spectacle… 00:04:41 McMillan, Roy
6 4. For the first time… 00:07:33 McMillan, Roy
7 5. Even more significantly… 00:06:44 McMillan, Roy
8 6. There were also… 00:04:11 McMillan, Roy
9 7. These were no more… 00:03:28 McMillan, Roy
10 Chapter 6: Two Grandees 00:02:46 McMillan, Roy
11 2. To understand… 00:05:14 McMillan, Roy
12 At home Curzon… 00:04:07 McMillan, Roy
13 This was the romantic view… 00:04:58 McMillan, Roy
14 3. Curzon responded… 00:06:44 McMillan, Roy
15 4. Out of his time… 00:02:14 McMillan, Roy
16 5. Our second grandee… 00:03:21 McMillan, Roy
17 6. But Milner was… 00:05:23 McMillan, Roy
18 If reason led Milner to war… 00:04:05 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 4
1 7. They were not contended… 00:03:03 McMillan, Roy
2 8. Yet it would be wrong… 00:03:17 McMillan, Roy
3 9. Two late grandees… 00:02:11 McMillan, Roy
4 Chapter 7: A Late Aggression 00:01:24 McMillan, Roy
5 2. For generations… 00:07:08 McMillan, Roy
6 3. He chose as his… 00:05:16 McMillan, Roy
7 4. The first part of the plan… 00:04:51 McMillan, Roy
8 5. Tibet had been invaded… 00:02:45 McMillan, Roy
9 6. In fact it progressed slowly… 00:02:39 McMillan, Roy
10 7. The barricade was nothing… 00:05:30 McMillan, Roy
11 8. To Lord Curzon… 00:03:13 McMillan, Roy
12 9. 'I question,'… 00:07:51 McMillan, Roy
13 10. Younghusband had not… 00:06:11 McMillan, Roy
14 Chapter 8: On Power 00:04:31 McMillan, Roy
15 2. Far in the east… 00:02:56 McMillan, Roy
16 3. The great men of Hong Kong… 00:03:32 McMillan, Roy
17 4. There was a caravanserai feeling… 00:03:17 McMillan, Roy
18 5. Far away, and even more explicit… 00:04:31 McMillan, Roy
19 6. It all looked down to the Fleet… 00:03:03 McMillan, Roy
20 7. Such, many times multiplied… 00:01:41 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 5
1 At the same time… 00:01:04 McMillan, Roy
2 8. They were just in time… 00:00:59 McMillan, Roy
3 Chapter 9: The First War 00:04:33 McMillan, Roy
4 2. The Bugles of England… 00:05:52 McMillan, Roy
5 3. The Turkish possession… 00:05:42 McMillan, Roy
6 4. The British field commander… 00:05:22 McMillan, Roy
7 5. Yet before another six months… 00:06:50 McMillan, Roy
8 The siege itself… 00:06:08 McMillan, Roy
9 6. London took over… 00:04:30 McMillan, Roy
10 7. They were devious… 00:06:21 McMillan, Roy
11 It had been agreed… 00:06:35 McMillan, Roy
12 8. But of the three… 00:03:03 McMillan, Roy
13 9. The Navy itself… 00:04:05 McMillan, Roy
14 When the Turkish gunners… 00:04:36 McMillan, Roy
15 10. Fisher resigned… 00:04:36 McMillan, Roy
16 It was before he embarked… 00:03:57 McMillan, Roy
17 11. It was to be… 00:05:03 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 6
1 But it was Magersfontein again… 00:03:42 McMillan, Roy
2 12. The Gallipoli campaign… 00:04:06 McMillan, Roy
3 13. In hideous attack… 00:06:08 McMillan, Roy
4 14. General Hamilton… 00:03:46 McMillan, Roy
5 The British public… 00:04:40 McMillan, Roy
6 15. Many imperial instincts… 00:07:44 McMillan, Roy
7 Part 2: The Purpose Falters 1918–1939 00:06:44 McMillan, Roy
8 2. The British Empire had more… 00:03:58 McMillan, Roy
9 3. But it was only a spasm… 00:05:44 McMillan, Roy
10 4. The peace treaty was signed… 00:05:05 McMillan, Roy
11 5. In September 1922… 00:04:56 McMillan, Roy
12 6. Though the Empire… 00:04:42 McMillan, Roy
13 Chapter 11: A First and a Last Blow 00:05:59 McMillan, Roy
14 2. She was a collier… 00:04:16 McMillan, Roy
15 3. There was nothing haphazard to it… 00:06:31 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 7
1 Across the water… 00:03:10 McMillan, Roy
2 4. This was the inflammatory… 00:04:00 McMillan, Roy
3 5. In the south… 00:05:27 McMillan, Roy
4 6. Two remarkable… 00:06:21 McMillan, Roy
5 The setting was lovely… 00:04:15 McMillan, Roy
6 7. Few of them expected… 00:06:01 McMillan, Roy
7 8. The significance of the Easter Rising… 00:04:51 McMillan, Roy
8 9. Irish men and Irish women… 00:07:30 McMillan, Roy
9 10. During the fighting… 00:05:23 McMillan, Roy
10 11. The Ulster Volunteer Force… 00:03:01 McMillan, Roy
11 Chapter 12: The Anglo-Arabs 00:01:08 McMillan, Roy
12 2. For centuries… 00:04:01 McMillan, Roy
13 3. Their chosen vessels… 00:04:23 McMillan, Roy
14 In fact they did not… 00:04:08 McMillan, Roy
15 4. For it was to prove… 00:06:48 McMillan, Roy
16 5. When Allenby resumed… 00:04:44 McMillan, Roy
17 6. Among those most deeply affected… 00:03:53 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 8
1 None of the new territories… 00:01:08 McMillan, Roy
2 7. This was a little forlorn… 00:04:19 McMillan, Roy
3 8. Among and around… 00:04:51 McMillan, Roy
4 9. For a couple of decades… 00:03:41 McMillan, Roy
5 10. We will take a journey… 00:04:21 McMillan, Roy
6 By the evening… 00:04:53 McMillan, Roy
7 11. They are sad scenes… 00:06:16 McMillan, Roy
8 Chapter 13: A Muddled Progress 00:06:57 McMillan, Roy
9 2. This was the tragedy of Amritsar… 00:07:07 McMillan, Roy
10 3. We last saw Gandhi… 00:04:07 McMillan, Roy
11 He was an Anglophile… 00:04:05 McMillan, Roy
12 4. Gandhi recognised… 00:07:37 McMillan, Roy
13 5. The course of events… 00:03:21 McMillan, Roy
14 6. It was not enough for Gandhi… 00:04:44 McMillan, Roy
15 Dandi was the simplest possible place… 00:04:13 McMillan, Roy
16 7. Again he was not there long… 00:06:00 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 9
1 The agreement they reached… 00:02:30 McMillan, Roy
2 8. Later in the year… 00:02:34 McMillan, Roy
3 9. The longer the British stalled… 00:04:30 McMillan, Roy
4 On one level of thought… 00:04:21 McMillan, Roy
5 Chapter 14: Sweet, Just, Boyish Masters 00:01:36 McMillan, Roy
6 2. The most lavish exercise… 00:07:19 McMillan, Roy
7 3. It was difficult to remember… 00:07:32 McMillan, Roy
8 4. In the field… 00:04:25 McMillan, Roy
9 5. India was lost anyway… 00:04:44 McMillan, Roy
10 Furse had got a third at Oxford… 00:03:41 McMillan, Roy
11 6. The imperialists were undismayed… 00:04:49 McMillan, Roy
12 7. They never gave up… 00:05:45 McMillan, Roy
13 8. Still the Empire proceeded… 00:04:13 McMillan, Roy
14 Perhaps the last true expression… 00:03:50 McMillan, Roy
15 Chapter 15: Britishness 00:01:51 McMillan, Roy
16 2. To most Britons at home… 00:06:50 McMillan, Roy
17 3. By now the greatest cities… 00:07:30 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 10
1 More insidious still… 00:02:01 McMillan, Roy
2 4. Britishness had mutated… 00:04:11 McMillan, Roy
3 Like most gold-rush towns… 00:05:21 McMillan, Roy
4 5. So the Dominions diverged… 00:06:19 McMillan, Roy
5 6. No wonder King George V… 00:05:03 McMillan, Roy
6 7. New realities… 00:05:08 McMillan, Roy
7 8. It soon began to happen… 00:01:35 McMillan, Roy
8 Chapter 16: On Technique 00:05:00 McMillan, Roy
9 It was Lord Thompson… 00:06:16 McMillan, Roy
10 2. The R101 had hit a low hill… 00:04:24 McMillan, Roy
11 This then was the truth… 00:04:10 McMillan, Roy
12 3. By and large… 00:05:42 McMillan, Roy
13 4. The greatest bridge… 00:05:07 McMillan, Roy
14 5. Dams were another… 00:03:31 McMillan, Roy
15 The Aswan Dam… 00:04:52 McMillan, Roy
16 6. These were traditional concerns… 00:06:28 McMillan, Roy
17 7. As to the air… 00:03:33 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 11
1 All this was a far cry… 00:07:15 McMillan, Roy
2 8. It did not come naturally… 00:03:40 McMillan, Roy
3 Chapter 17: Art Forms 00:02:04 McMillan, Roy
4 2. Between the wars… 00:04:11 McMillan, Roy
5 3. There was an imperial folklore… 00:04:38 McMillan, Roy
6 British film-makers… 00:03:43 McMillan, Roy
7 4. Some of the Imperial settlements… 00:05:30 McMillan, Roy
8 Bombay was a picture… 00:05:13 McMillan, Roy
9 5. The institutional art… 00:05:10 McMillan, Roy
10 The setting was solemn… 00:05:51 McMillan, Roy
11 It was bigger than Versailles… 00:07:07 McMillan, Roy
12 6. But epic, never quite… 00:00:49 McMillan, Roy
13 Chapter 18: Stylists 00:01:13 McMillan, Roy
14 2. In Kenya was Lord Delamere… 00:07:25 McMillan, Roy
15 3. They were a small community… 00:04:53 McMillan, Roy
16 4. In London was Frederick John Dealtry Lugard… 00:05:34 McMillan, Roy
17 It was as a kind of prefect… 00:04:07 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 12
1 5. In Cyprus there was Ronald Storrs… 00:06:11 McMillan, Roy
2 It was not that the British were unpopular… 00:04:59 McMillan, Roy
3 6. In South Africa was Jan Christian Smuts… 00:07:34 McMillan, Roy
4 7. There were others, of course… 00:03:19 McMillan, Roy
5 Chapter 19: Memsahibs and Others 00:06:08 McMillan, Roy
6 2. Yet out of the generalisations… 00:05:12 McMillan, Roy
7 3. Several great women travellers… 00:06:07 McMillan, Roy
8 4. And most remarkable of all was Gertrude Bell… 00:05:31 McMillan, Roy
9 Chapter 20: Adventurers 00:04:55 McMillan, Roy
10 2. Some Englishmen still went to be pioneers… 00:07:32 McMillan, Roy
11 3. This was an adventure of an organic kind… 00:05:50 McMillan, Roy
12 At another extreme… 00:04:19 McMillan, Roy
13 For self-doubt… 00:05:06 McMillan, Roy
14 4. The most emblematic adventure… 00:05:37 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 13
1 There they sprawl now… 00:04:23 McMillan, Roy
2 5. So long as the Raj lasted in India… 00:04:44 McMillan, Roy
3 Part 3: Farewell the Trumpets 1939–1965 00:02:42 McMillan, Roy
4 2. This time it was unmistakeably an imperial war… 00:05:49 McMillan, Roy
5 But the British… 00:04:59 McMillan, Roy
6 3. Without her equivocal allies… 00:05:08 McMillan, Roy
7 4. It was in this crowded… 00:03:59 McMillan, Roy
8 Here was a return to form… 00:04:46 McMillan, Roy
9 5. The Middle East never did fall… 00:05:14 McMillan, Roy
10 Yet the Maltese… 00:04:37 McMillan, Roy
11 6. Most thrilling of all… 00:05:28 McMillan, Roy
12 7. No such inspiriting epic… 00:05:27 McMillan, Roy
13 The Australians and New Zealanders… 00:06:31 McMillan, Roy
14 8. It was not all dishonour… 00:03:36 McMillan, Roy
15 9. The next edition… 00:07:46 McMillan, Roy
16 10. One by one, as the war progressed… 00:03:36 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 14
1 The full meaning of the last war… 00:03:30 McMillan, Roy
2 Chapter 22: The Heirs Assemble 00:01:56 McMillan, Roy
3 2. The Americans viewed… 00:05:09 McMillan, Roy
4 In the Far East… 00:05:32 McMillan, Roy
5 3. A more baleful view of the Empire… 00:07:21 McMillan, Roy
6 4. Anyway, the groundswell of discontent… 00:06:42 McMillan, Roy
7 5. The blindest observers… 00:04:22 McMillan, Roy
8 Chapter 23: 1947 00:01:53 McMillan, Roy
9 2. Since the constitution of 1935… 00:05:05 McMillan, Roy
10 3. Many of the British… 00:07:47 McMillan, Roy
11 4. The knot was worse than the Gordian… 00:05:06 McMillan, Roy
12 5. Presently he was sacked… 00:05:46 McMillan, Roy
13 Mountbatten's relations with the three leaders… 00:06:04 McMillan, Roy
14 6. 'Plan Balkan'… 00:07:36 McMillan, Roy
15 7. 'The wheels of fate'… 00:03:32 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 15
1 Every week… 00:03:23 McMillan, Roy
2 Chapter 24: The Last Rally 00:06:16 McMillan, Roy
3 2. They rationalised the Commonwealth… 00:05:50 McMillan, Roy
4 The Indians had decided… 00:03:36 McMillan, Roy
5 3. But we must narrow our focus… 00:06:44 McMillan, Roy
6 Money was poured into the estate… 00:06:48 McMillan, Roy
7 4. It never happened of course… 00:06:52 McMillan, Roy
8 Chapter 25: The Last Retreat 00:01:43 McMillan, Roy
9 2. It was in Palestine… 00:04:45 McMillan, Roy
10 But by 1947… 00:03:53 McMillan, Roy
11 3. Palestine was a declaration… 00:07:17 McMillan, Roy
12 4. Far more often though… 00:02:54 McMillan, Roy
13 5. One by one they went… 00:06:26 McMillan, Roy
14 6. Sometimes sceptically… 00:06:53 McMillan, Roy
15 But just or no… 00:05:11 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 16
1 Port Said had never been beautiful… 00:03:43 McMillan, Roy
2 Chapter 26: On the Beach 00:03:01 McMillan, Roy
3 2. Let us end the story gently… 00:02:00 McMillan, Roy
4 3. Muscat was one such place… 00:04:27 McMillan, Roy
5 It was a lovely house… 00:03:48 McMillan, Roy
6 4. Mauritius was another relic… 00:07:48 McMillan, Roy
7 5. Far, far away… 00:05:02 McMillan, Roy
8 The climate was awful… 00:04:41 McMillan, Roy
9 6. Across the old Empire… 00:03:12 McMillan, Roy
10 7. But the passion was spent… 00:00:47 McMillan, Roy
11 Chapter 27: Younghusband had not… 00:05:40 McMillan, Roy
12 2. Of all the charges of Empire… 00:04:11 McMillan, Roy
13 Soon the old colonial empire… 00:04:32 McMillan, Roy
14 3. Churchill died, and it died with him… 00:07:34 McMillan, Roy
15 4. But most of them… 00:05:28 McMillan, Roy
16 5. The end of it was not surprising… 00:03:19 McMillan, Roy
17 Envoi 00:05:17 McMillan, Roy
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