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Defending Cold War Canada
Katie Pickles

Sponsored by the Toronto Peace Council, the dean’s cross-Canada itinerary included Vancouver, supposedly under the auspices of the Vancouver branch of the Council of Canadian-Soviet Friendship. 41 The IODE used its influence to try to deny the dean entry to Canada. An emergency meeting of national officers in Toronto resulted in a message to acting Prime Minister Louis St Laurent, describing the

in Female imperialism and national identity
Charles V. Reed

promises of imperial service and citizenship during and in the aftermath the war. 9 In India, British soldiers opened fire on civilians protesting against the Rowlatt Act, an extension of the oppressive wartime ‘emergency measures’, in the Amritsar Massacre (1919), which proved to be a turning point for many Indian nationalists. The white colonies of settlement earned their spurs during the war, as

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911
Katie Pickles

15 January 1900, where the mayor read Clark Murray’s telegram: ‘Will the women of Fredericton unite with the women of Montreal in federating as “Daughters of the Empire” and inviting the women of Australia and New Zealand to unite with them in sending to the Queen an expression of our devotion to the Empire and an emergency war fund to be expended as Her Majesty shall deem fit?’ 11 As well as

in Female imperialism and national identity
Sabine Clarke

industry had been one of the grievances cited to investigators into the causes of the 1937 riots. In the period after 1945 there were many episodes of strikes and riots amongst workers in the sugar and oil industry, and these signs of poor industrial relations caused great concern to colonial officials contemplating the potential for industrial development. In January 1947 a state of emergency was declared in the south of Trinidad after a strike shut down most of the oil fields. After oil wells were set alight in the Guapo district, the Governor

in Science at the end of empire
Crucial collaboration, hidden conflicts
Markku Hokkanen

bacillus. The administration then sent an MO, who confirmed the diagnosis in March 1917. A large-scale plague emergency ensued, comprising travel restrictions and a major rat-destruction campaign. 62 Mission-educated African Christians also played an important role in informing villagers about anti-plague measures and orders. During the initial plague panic, the Livingstonia doctors were

in Beyond the state
The canadianizing 1920s
Katie Pickles

of members at the IODE’s rooms only $22.00 was spent on any emergency relief for this large group. 55 Echoes , 107 (March 1927), 25: ‘What the Seaport Nurseries are doing for Canada and new Canadians’. 56 Howard Palmer, Ethnicity and Politics in

in Female imperialism and national identity
Organizing principles, 1900–1919
Katie Pickles

, just before war was declared, National President Gooderham called an emergency meeting at which it was decided to place the fully equipped hospital ship at the service of the British Admiralty. Collections were started, with a considerable boost being made by Lady Gibson of Hamilton who promised $1,000, as did Mrs Gooderham herself. Mrs Herbert Molson of Montreal contributed $2,500, and Lady Van Horne

in Female imperialism and national identity
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Edward M. Spiers

resistance was likely and that a substantial force under Wolseley would have to be sent ashore. 4 Meanwhile the reluctance of the Porte or France to support intervention ensured that this would be an exclusively British affair. The entire First Class Army Reserve (11,600 men) was called out (contrary to Cardwell’s expectation that it would be employed only in a national emergency) and forces were despatched

in The Victorian soldier in Africa
Sabine Clarke

at the Lister Institute, the Burns Research Unit at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and the MRC Blood Transfusion Research Unit. 29 The results of the trials were good; dextran resuscitated patients better than saline, it was free of contamination by disease, and it could be manufactured in large quantities and kept in refrigerated storage so could be stockpiled for use in an emergency. The CPRC promoted the discovery of a new process to make dextran from sugar for its contribution to the economic development of the British Empire, saying it was ‘the first steps

in Science at the end of empire