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

    
      

 

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

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 (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player An Introduction… 00:03:26
2.   Play with flash player Farewell the Trumpets… 00:04:39
3.   Play with flash player 2. My people… 00:05:56
4.   Play with flash player 3. The origins… 00:04:15
5.   Play with flash player 4. They were uniquely… 00:05:30
6.   Play with flash player 5. There were few… 00:05:13
7.   Play with flash player 6. Still the public… 00:04:26
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: An Explorer in Difficulties 00:07:20
9.   Play with flash player 2. Britain's was not… 00:07:04
10.   Play with flash player 3. The day after… 00:06:29
11.   Play with flash player 4. This engaging… 00:06:43
12.   Play with flash player 5. The British also… 00:06:39
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: Following the Flags 00:01:17
14.   Play with flash player 2. There was hardly… 00:04:17
15.   Play with flash player 3. There was no escaping it… 00:03:00
16.   Play with flash player 4. And if to the public… 00:02:47


Disc 2

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Languages especially… 00:01:27
2.   Play with flash player 5. Behind this… 00:04:29
3.   Play with flash player For by now… 00:05:51
4.   Play with flash player 6. Yet if there was… 00:05:08
5.   Play with flash player 7. It was too late anyway 00:07:34
6.   Play with flash player 8. Chamberlain never… 00:00:52
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: The Life We Always Lead 00:03:05
8.   Play with flash player 2. The British and the Boers… 00:05:49
9.   Play with flash player 3. On the face of it… 00:05:17
10.   Play with flash player 4. As Buller sailed… 00:05:28
11.   Play with flash player 5. Let us peer… 00:06:31
12.   Play with flash player 6. For a very different battlefield… 00:05:48
13.   Play with flash player 7. Two British failures… 00:04:12
14.   Play with flash player 8. For the saddest… 00:05:15
15.   Play with flash player 9. 'Say, colonel,'… 00:04:42
16.   Play with flash player 10. It was a war of striking… 00:04:47
17.   Play with flash player 11. It was a bitter war… 00:02:27


Disc 3

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player For though the propagandists… 00:03:22
2.   Play with flash player 12. The Queen died… 00:05:17
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: The Wearying Titan 00:01:54
4.   Play with flash player 2. The scale of the Empire… 00:03:10
5.   Play with flash player 3. The spectacle… 00:04:41
6.   Play with flash player 4. For the first time… 00:07:33
7.   Play with flash player 5. Even more significantly… 00:06:44
8.   Play with flash player 6. There were also… 00:04:11
9.   Play with flash player 7. These were no more… 00:03:28
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: Two Grandees 00:02:46
11.   Play with flash player 2. To understand… 00:05:14
12.   Play with flash player At home Curzon… 00:04:07
13.   Play with flash player This was the romantic view… 00:04:58
14.   Play with flash player 3. Curzon responded… 00:06:44
15.   Play with flash player 4. Out of his time… 00:02:14
16.   Play with flash player 5. Our second grandee… 00:03:21
17.   Play with flash player 6. But Milner was… 00:05:23
18.   Play with flash player If reason led Milner to war… 00:04:05


Disc 4

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 7. They were not contended… 00:03:03
2.   Play with flash player 8. Yet it would be wrong… 00:03:17
3.   Play with flash player 9. Two late grandees… 00:02:11
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: A Late Aggression 00:01:24
5.   Play with flash player 2. For generations… 00:07:08
6.   Play with flash player 3. He chose as his… 00:05:16
7.   Play with flash player 4. The first part of the plan… 00:04:51
8.   Play with flash player 5. Tibet had been invaded… 00:02:45
9.   Play with flash player 6. In fact it progressed slowly… 00:02:39
10.   Play with flash player 7. The barricade was nothing… 00:05:30
11.   Play with flash player 8. To Lord Curzon… 00:03:13
12.   Play with flash player 9. 'I question,'… 00:07:51
13.   Play with flash player 10. Younghusband had not… 00:06:11
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: On Power 00:04:31
15.   Play with flash player 2. Far in the east… 00:02:56
16.   Play with flash player 3. The great men of Hong Kong… 00:03:32
17.   Play with flash player 4. There was a caravanserai feeling… 00:03:17
18.   Play with flash player 5. Far away, and even more explicit… 00:04:31
19.   Play with flash player 6. It all looked down to the Fleet… 00:03:03
20.   Play with flash player 7. Such, many times multiplied… 00:01:41


Disc 5

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player At the same time… 00:01:04
2.   Play with flash player 8. They were just in time… 00:00:59
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: The First War 00:04:33
4.   Play with flash player 2. The Bugles of England… 00:05:52
5.   Play with flash player 3. The Turkish possession… 00:05:42
6.   Play with flash player 4. The British field commander… 00:05:22
7.   Play with flash player 5. Yet before another six months… 00:06:50
8.   Play with flash player The siege itself… 00:06:08
9.   Play with flash player 6. London took over… 00:04:30
10.   Play with flash player 7. They were devious… 00:06:21
11.   Play with flash player It had been agreed… 00:06:35
12.   Play with flash player 8. But of the three… 00:03:03
13.   Play with flash player 9. The Navy itself… 00:04:05
14.   Play with flash player When the Turkish gunners… 00:04:36
15.   Play with flash player 10. Fisher resigned… 00:04:36
16.   Play with flash player It was before he embarked… 00:03:57
17.   Play with flash player 11. It was to be… 00:05:03


Disc 6

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player But it was Magersfontein again… 00:03:42
2.   Play with flash player 12. The Gallipoli campaign… 00:04:06
3.   Play with flash player 13. In hideous attack… 00:06:08
4.   Play with flash player 14. General Hamilton… 00:03:46
5.   Play with flash player The British public… 00:04:40
6.   Play with flash player 15. Many imperial instincts… 00:07:44
7.   Play with flash player Part 2: The Purpose Falters 1918–1939 00:06:44
8.   Play with flash player 2. The British Empire had more… 00:03:58
9.   Play with flash player 3. But it was only a spasm… 00:05:44
10.   Play with flash player 4. The peace treaty was signed… 00:05:05
11.   Play with flash player 5. In September 1922… 00:04:56
12.   Play with flash player 6. Though the Empire… 00:04:42
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: A First and a Last Blow 00:05:59
14.   Play with flash player 2. She was a collier… 00:04:16
15.   Play with flash player 3. There was nothing haphazard to it… 00:06:31


Disc 7

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Across the water… 00:03:10
2.   Play with flash player 4. This was the inflammatory… 00:04:00
3.   Play with flash player 5. In the south… 00:05:27
4.   Play with flash player 6. Two remarkable… 00:06:21
5.   Play with flash player The setting was lovely… 00:04:15
6.   Play with flash player 7. Few of them expected… 00:06:01
7.   Play with flash player 8. The significance of the Easter Rising… 00:04:51
8.   Play with flash player 9. Irish men and Irish women… 00:07:30
9.   Play with flash player 10. During the fighting… 00:05:23
10.   Play with flash player 11. The Ulster Volunteer Force… 00:03:01
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 12: The Anglo - Arabs 00:01:08
12.   Play with flash player 2. For centuries… 00:04:01
13.   Play with flash player 3. Their chosen vessels… 00:04:23
14.   Play with flash player In fact they did not… 00:04:08
15.   Play with flash player 4. For it was to prove… 00:06:48
16.   Play with flash player 5. When Allenby resumed… 00:04:44
17.   Play with flash player 6. Among those most deeply affected… 00:03:53


Disc 8

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player None of the new territories… 00:01:08
2.   Play with flash player 7. This was a little forlorn… 00:04:19
3.   Play with flash player 8. Among and around… 00:04:51
4.   Play with flash player 9. For a couple of decades… 00:03:41
5.   Play with flash player 10. We will take a journey… 00:04:21
6.   Play with flash player By the evening… 00:04:53
7.   Play with flash player 11. They are sad scenes… 00:06:16
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 13: A Muddled Progress 00:06:57
9.   Play with flash player 2. This was the tragedy of Amritsar… 00:07:07
10.   Play with flash player 3. We last saw Gandhi… 00:04:07
11.   Play with flash player He was an Anglophile… 00:04:05
12.   Play with flash player 4. Gandhi recognised… 00:07:37
13.   Play with flash player 5. The course of events… 00:03:21
14.   Play with flash player 6. It was not enough for Gandhi… 00:04:44
15.   Play with flash player Dandi was the simplest possible place… 00:04:13
16.   Play with flash player 7. Again he was not there long… 00:06:00


Disc 9

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The agreement they reached… 00:02:30
2.   Play with flash player 8. Later in the year… 00:02:34
3.   Play with flash player 9. The longer the British stalled… 00:04:30
4.   Play with flash player On one level of thought… 00:04:21
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 14: Sweet, Just, Boyish Masters 00:01:36
6.   Play with flash player 2. The most lavish exercise… 00:07:19
7.   Play with flash player 3. It was difficult to remember… 00:07:32
8.   Play with flash player 4. In the field… 00:04:25
9.   Play with flash player 5. India was lost anyway… 00:04:44
10.   Play with flash player Furse had got a third at Oxford… 00:03:41
11.   Play with flash player 6. The imperialists were undismayed… 00:04:49
12.   Play with flash player 7. They never gave up… 00:05:45
13.   Play with flash player 8. Still the Empire proceeded… 00:04:13
14.   Play with flash player Perhaps the last true expression… 00:03:50
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 15: Britishness 00:01:51
16.   Play with flash player 2. To most Britons at home… 00:06:50
17.   Play with flash player 3. By now the greatest cities… 00:07:30


Disc 10

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player More insidious still… 00:02:01
2.   Play with flash player 4. Britishness had mutated… 00:04:11
3.   Play with flash player Like most gold - rush towns… 00:05:21
4.   Play with flash player 5. So the Dominions diverged… 00:06:19
5.   Play with flash player 6. No wonder King George V… 00:05:03
6.   Play with flash player 7. New realities… 00:05:08
7.   Play with flash player 8. It soon began to happen… 00:01:35
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 16: On Technique 00:05:00
9.   Play with flash player It was Lord Thompson… 00:06:16
10.   Play with flash player 2. The R101 had hit a low hill… 00:04:24
11.   Play with flash player This then was the truth… 00:04:10
12.   Play with flash player 3. By and large… 00:05:42
13.   Play with flash player 4. The greatest bridge… 00:05:07
14.   Play with flash player 5. Dams were another… 00:03:31
15.   Play with flash player The Aswan Dam… 00:04:52
16.   Play with flash player 6. These were traditional concerns… 00:06:28
17.   Play with flash player 7. As to the air… 00:03:33


Disc 11

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player All this was a far cry… 00:07:15
2.   Play with flash player 8. It did not come naturally… 00:03:40
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 17: Art Forms 00:02:04
4.   Play with flash player 2. Between the wars… 00:04:11
5.   Play with flash player 3. There was an imperial folklore… 00:04:38
6.   Play with flash player British film - makers… 00:03:43
7.   Play with flash player 4. Some of the Imperial settlements… 00:05:30
8.   Play with flash player Bombay was a picture… 00:05:13
9.   Play with flash player 5. The institutional art… 00:05:10
10.   Play with flash player The setting was solemn… 00:05:51
11.   Play with flash player It was bigger than Versailles… 00:07:07
12.   Play with flash player 6. But epic, never quite… 00:00:49
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 18: Stylists 00:01:13
14.   Play with flash player 2. In Kenya was Lord Delamere… 00:07:25
15.   Play with flash player 3. They were a small community… 00:04:53
16.   Play with flash player 4. In London was Frederick John Dealtry Lugard… 00:05:34
17.   Play with flash player It was as a kind of prefect… 00:04:07


Disc 12

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 5. In Cyprus there was Ronald Storrs… 00:06:11
2.   Play with flash player It was not that the British were unpopular… 00:04:59
3.   Play with flash player 6. In South Africa was Jan Christian Smuts… 00:07:34
4.   Play with flash player 7. There were others, of course… 00:03:19
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 19: Memsahibs and Others 00:06:08
6.   Play with flash player 2. Yet out of the generalisations… 00:05:12
7.   Play with flash player 3. Several great women travellers… 00:06:07
8.   Play with flash player 4. And most remarkable of all was Gertrude Bell… 00:05:31
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 20: Adventurers 00:04:55
10.   Play with flash player 2. Some Englishmen still went to be pioneers… 00:07:32
11.   Play with flash player 3. This was an adventure of an organic kind… 00:05:50
12.   Play with flash player At another extreme… 00:04:19
13.   Play with flash player For self - doubt… 00:05:06
14.   Play with flash player 4. The most emblematic adventure… 00:05:37


Disc 13

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player There they sprawl now… 00:04:23
2.   Play with flash player 5. So long as the Raj lasted in India… 00:04:44
3.   Play with flash player Part 3: Farewell the Trumpets 1939–1965 00:02:42
4.   Play with flash player 2. This time it was unmistakeably an imperial war… 00:05:49
5.   Play with flash player But the British… 00:04:59
6.   Play with flash player 3. Without her equivocal allies… 00:05:08
7.   Play with flash player 4. It was in this crowded… 00:03:59
8.   Play with flash player Here was a return to form… 00:04:46
9.   Play with flash player 5. The Middle East never did fall… 00:05:14
10.   Play with flash player Yet the Maltese… 00:04:37
11.   Play with flash player 6. Most thrilling of all… 00:05:28
12.   Play with flash player 7. No such inspiriting epic… 00:05:27
13.   Play with flash player The Australians and New Zealanders… 00:06:31
14.   Play with flash player 8. It was not all dishonour… 00:03:36
15.   Play with flash player 9. The next edition… 00:07:46
16.   Play with flash player 10. One by one, as the war progressed… 00:03:36


Disc 14

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The full meaning of the last war… 00:03:30
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 22: The Heirs Assemble 00:01:56
3.   Play with flash player 2. The Americans viewed… 00:05:09
4.   Play with flash player In the Far East… 00:05:32
5.   Play with flash player 3. A more baleful view of the Empire… 00:07:21
6.   Play with flash player 4. Anyway, the groundswell of discontent… 00:06:42
7.   Play with flash player 5. The blindest observers… 00:04:22
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 23: 1947 00:01:53
9.   Play with flash player 2. Since the constitution of 1935… 00:05:05
10.   Play with flash player 3. Many of the British… 00:07:47
11.   Play with flash player 4. The knot was worse than the Gordian… 00:05:06
12.   Play with flash player 5. Presently he was sacked… 00:05:46
13.   Play with flash player Mountbatten's relations with the three leaders… 00:06:04
14.   Play with flash player 6. 'Plan Balkan'… 00:07:36
15.   Play with flash player 7. 'The wheels of fate'… 00:03:32


Disc 15

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Every week… 00:03:23
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 24: The Last Rally 00:06:16
3.   Play with flash player 2. They rationalised the Commonwealth… 00:05:50
4.   Play with flash player The Indians had decided… 00:03:36
5.   Play with flash player 3. But we must narrow our focus… 00:06:44
6.   Play with flash player Money was poured into the estate… 00:06:48
7.   Play with flash player 4. It never happened of course… 00:06:52
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 25: The Last Retreat 00:01:43
9.   Play with flash player 2. It was in Palestine… 00:04:45
10.   Play with flash player But by 1947… 00:03:53
11.   Play with flash player 3. Palestine was a declaration… 00:07:17
12.   Play with flash player 4. Far more often though… 00:02:54
13.   Play with flash player 5. One by one they went… 00:06:26
14.   Play with flash player 6. Sometimes sceptically… 00:06:53
15.   Play with flash player But just or no… 00:05:11


Disc 16

  Farewell the Trumpets (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Port Said had never been beautiful… 00:03:43
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 26: On the Beach 00:03:01
3.   Play with flash player 2. Let us end the story gently… 00:02:00
4.   Play with flash player 3. Muscat was one such place… 00:04:27
5.   Play with flash player It was a lovely house… 00:03:48
6.   Play with flash player 4. Mauritius was another relic… 00:07:48
7.   Play with flash player 5. Far, far away… 00:05:02
8.   Play with flash player The climate was awful… 00:04:41
9.   Play with flash player 6. Across the old Empire… 00:03:12
10.   Play with flash player 7. But the passion was spent… 00:00:47
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 27: Younghusband had not… 00:05:40
12.   Play with flash player 2. Of all the charges of Empire… 00:04:11
13.   Play with flash player Soon the old colonial empire… 00:04:32
14.   Play with flash player 3. Churchill died, and it died with him… 00:07:34
15.   Play with flash player 4. But most of them… 00:05:28
16.   Play with flash player 5. The end of it was not surprising… 00:03:19
17.   Play with flash player Envoi 00:05:17

Total Playing Time: 20:52:17






Author(s):
Morris, Jan

Reader(s):
McMillan, Roy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0038

Barcode: 9781843794738

Release Date: 03/2012

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