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

    
      

 

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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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


Disc 6

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

Release Date: 03/2012

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