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By Spence Daniel Owen

ISBN-10: 0719091772

ISBN-13: 9780719091773

among 1933 and 1941, fifteen indigenous naval forces have been raised in Britain's colonies, protectorates and mandate territories, and fought for the Empire throughout the moment global struggle. even though slightly receiving a footnote in the current historiography, if tested past naval method and extra relating to the cultural flip, they supply an immense new lens for figuring out imperial energy and colonial relatives on the twilight of the British Empire.

Through a transnational and comparative research of 'official' and 'subaltern' resources within the uk, the Caribbean, East Africa, East and Southeast Asia, this e-book examines for the 1st time the political, social and cultural influence of colonial naval forces. It explores their emergence in a weather of 'imperial overstretch' and geopolitical tensions, as bulwarks for maintaining British 'prestige' opposed to rival imperialisms and colonial nationalisms; the significance of 'men at the spot', 'collaboration', 'naval theatre', 'invented traditions', and propaganda in mobilising colonial 'navalism'; the function of naval 'paternalism' and coaching in the 'civilising mission', and its social and fiscal 'development' of colonial 'character'; and the way racial ideology and discourses of strength fostered a 'seafaring race' concept, influencing naval recruitment, technique and administration, and affecting imperial sentiment, ethnic family members, colonial identities, customs and order.

This booklet hence appeals to imperial, maritime and neighborhood historians, and advances the cultural flip in these disciplines by means of broadening our knowing of navies as social and cultural associations, the place strength used to be expressed as a lot within the principles and kin they cultivated, as in the course of the barrels in their guns.

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