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Crimean War 1854-56 - "theirs not to reason why"

The war was fought because British politicians believed russian expansion was threatening britains ability to hold india and to control the mediterranean sea.

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Crimean War 1854-56 - "Someone had blundered"

The administrative chaos that characterised the management of the Crimean war was exacerbated by the great storm of november 1854.

the reportage of William Russell crated concern in Britain from ordinary people to Queen Victoria, which led to to funds that were intended to provide comforts for the troops

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Crimean War 1854-56 - what were the outcomes

The peace of paris did not address all the disputes with chich the crimean war began. the house of commons denounced it to weak.

politicians used the McNeill-tulloch report to begin to move control of the Army parliment.

Cardwells army reforms attempted to end privilege and the dominance of the aristocracy in the officers class of the armed forces as well as increase efficiency.

a nightingale school of nursing was established in the newly built St Thomas Hospital

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The Boer War 1899-1902 - impact on britain

the contrast between the feverish patriotism in favour of the war and the deep and bitter oposition it produced.

the division had an impact on party politics, not least during the General Election of 1900

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The Boer War 1899-1902 - wider significance

The boer war had a considerable impact politically.

it influenced the course of general elections in britain.

the administrative and organisational changes introduced in the wake of war were to have an important impact of the effectivemenss of Britains military

the Boer War was to have profound impact on attitudes to Empire

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The first world war 1914-1918 - how and why

the BEF adapted to the type of warfare to the point that, by 1918, it had become a highly efficient military force.

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The first world war 1914-1918 - What was army life

all was not death and destruction although like was by no means easy.

good morale depended on regular food and communication with home.

as the war continued, so the technology of warfare improved as did the medical care to look after troops

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The Home Front 1914-18 - how was a fighting force

a fighting force, sufficient to supplement the regular army, was recruited from the civilian population, first by voluntary enlistment and finally by consciptment.

conscientious objection to the war was organised and supported.

conscientious objectors were treated and about the reactions to conscientious objectors.

women - nursing, WAAS, WRNS and WRAF

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The Home Front 1914-18 - peoples minds mobilised f

the role of the government in setting up various departments, as the war progressed, to deal with propaganda.

the apparently chaotic and disorganised way in which this aspect of total war was addressed was probaly partially the result of organised mass propaganda being a relativly new feild in which the government were engaged.

the media were important in disseminating and develpoing propaganda.

the impact propaganda on people insofar as their reactions to individual Germans in their midst were concerned

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The Home Front 1914-18 - economy mobilised for tot

the government needed to control and manage the workforce and the measures it took to gear up for total war.

the workforce cooperated with the government in its efforts to create a war economy.

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