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H who flocked to joinIn this illuminating study John M Mackenzie explores the manifestations of the imperial idea from the trappings of royalty through writers like G A Henty to the humble cigarette card He shows that it was so powerful and pervasive that it outlived the passing of Empire itself and as events such as the Falklands 'adventure' showed the embers continue to smoulder.
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Tin of biscuits without being reminded of the idea of Empire Packaging postcards music hall cinema boy's stories and school books exhibitions and parades all conveyed the message that Empire was an adventure and an ennobling responsibility Army and navy were a sure shield for the mother country and the subject peoples alike Boys' brigades and Scouts stiffened the backbone of yout.
Download Propaganda and Empire The Manipulation of British Public Opinion 1880 1960 Studies in Imperialism
It has been said that the British Empire on which the sun never set meant little to the man in the street Apart from the jingoist eruptions at the death of Gordon or the relief of Mafeking he remained stonily indifferent to the imperial destiny that beckoned his rulers so alluringly Strange then that for three uarters of a century it was scarcely possible to buy a bar of soap or a.