Classical Music Home

The World's Leading Classical Music Group

Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search
in
 
Classical Music Home > MORRIS, J.: Farewell the Trumpets - An Imperial Retreat (Pax Britannica, Vol. 3) (Abridged)

MORRIS, J.: Farewell the Trumpets - An Imperial Retreat (Pax Britannica, Vol. 3) (Abridged)

    

Back Cover Image 
About this Recording

MORRIS, J.: Farewell the Trumpets - An Imperial Retreat (Pax Britannica, Vol. 3) (Abridged)

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura.

This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the Imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative and occasionally elegiac.



Disc 1

  Farewell the Trumpets (Abridged)
1.   An Introduction… 00:03:26
2.   Farewell the Trumpets 00:05:48
3.   There was calculation… 00:07:47
4.   The day after the Khartoum memorial service… 00:07:42
5.   The British also sent the French… 00:05:59
6.   And if to the public at home… 00:06:08
7.   It was too late, anyway… 00:06:36
8.   On the face of it… 00:07:47
9.   Spion Kop was one of the most… 00:05:17
10.   It was the first of the propaganda wars… 00:05:59
11.   Sea - captains of every nationality… 00:04:53
12.   In 1905 the British decreed… 00:05:05
13.   Many aspects of Victorianism… 00:06:46


Disc 2

  Farewell the Trumpets (Abridged)
1.   Our second grandee… 00:07:27
2.   For generations the British in India… 00:05:04
3.   The first part of the plan… 00:06:25
4.   The British slept that night… 00:06:04
5.   In 1905: a Liberal Government… 00:07:25
6.   Such, many times multiplied… 00:07:13
7.   The Turkish possession called Mesopotamia… 00:05:48
8.   Early the next afternoon… 00:05:58
9.   But of the three imperial campaigns… 00:07:17
10.   Fisher resigned… 00:07:23
11.   The Gallipoli campaign lasted 259 days… 00:07:19
12.   The British Empire had more than survived the war… 00:05:10


Disc 3

  Farewell the Trumpets (Abridged)
1.   For though self - determination… 00:05:45
2.   For another generation… 00:05:26
3.   This was the inflammatory situation… 00:05:47
4.   Two remarkable members… 00:05:12
5.   When war came… 00:04:13
6.   After the Easter Rising… 00:04:11
7.   Before the war… 00:05:25
8.   For it was to prove a febrile relationship… 00:07:31
9.   Among those most deeply affected… 00:05:41
10.   In the meantime… 00:07:31
11.   Nobody then, nobody later… 00:06:34
12.   On March 12, 1930… 00:04:50
13.   Later in the year… 00:05:03
14.   The most lavish exercise… 00:05:02


Disc 4

  Farewell the Trumpets (Abridged)
1.   Since it seemed likely… 00:07:09
2.   Still the Empire proceeded… 00:04:26
3.   In hindsight one can see… 00:07:19
4.   So the Dominions diverged… 00:07:29
5.   On October 4, 1930… 00:07:08
6.   The British were paying… 00:05:58
7.   The greatest of all their works… 00:06:42
8.   It did not come naturally… 00:05:54
9.   There was an imperial folklore… 00:05:53
10.   But in the last generation… 00:07:39
11.   In Kenya was Lord Delamere… 00:05:20
12.   In London was Frederick John Dealtry Lugard… 00:07:31


Disc 5

  Farewell the Trumpets (Abridged)
1.   Alas for Ronald Storrs… 00:04:36
2.   Several great women travellers… 00:05:37
3.   Hard times had come for the British people… 00:05:43
4.   At another extreme… 00:07:29
5.   Hitler went to war… 00:07:10
6.   Without her equivocal allies… 00:04:14
7.   It so happened… 00:06:58
8.   The Australians and New Zealanders… 00:06:08
9.   Harold Macmillan, a future Prime Minister… 00:07:22
10.   A more baleful view of the Empire… 00:05:57
11.   On March 22, 1947… 00:05:22
12.   The knot was worse than the Gordian… 00:05:14
13.   Mountbatten hoped to leave behind a federal united India… 00:07:21


Disc 6

  Farewell the Trumpets (Abridged)
1.   The Viceroy was not deterred… 00:04:04
2.   They rationalised the Commonwealth… 00:05:29
3.   But we must narrow our focus… 00:06:45
4.   The Arabs were no less passionate in opposition… 00:06:17
5.   Sometimes sceptically… 00:07:04
6.   It was nearly over now… 00:04:24
7.   Mauritius was another relic… 00:05:17
8.   In the winter of 1967… 00:04:08
9.   Of all the charges of Empire… 00:05:08
10.   Churchill died, and it died with him… 00:07:49

Total Playing Time: 07:30:01






Author(s):
Morris, Jan

Reader(s):
McMillan, Roy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0039

Barcode: 9781843794752

Physical Release: 03/2012

For Germany and Europe:
Buy from www.jpc.de
For U.K. Only:
Buy from NaxosDirect.co.uk
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical
For Germany:
Buy from NaxosDirekt.de

 



 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
7:22:30 AM, 2 July 2015
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2015 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
-208-
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.