Journal of Genetics. Nov2017, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p725-728. 4p.
MALE infertility, RELIGION & state, and INDIA
The author discusses the Black Watch, a battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and his brother J.B.S. Haldane's participation with the battalion during the First World War. Topics discussed include his selection for the fellow scientist position in the War Office to help wounded fighters, losing the chance of fertility of his friend, and his belief in Indian religion.
Great Britain. War Office. General Staff -- History., Great Britain. War Office. General Staff., World War (1914-1918), World War, 1914-1918 -- Military intelligence -- Great Britain., World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front., Military campaigns., Military intelligence., and History.
Great Britain. War Office. Joint Intelligence Bureau -- History -- 20th century., Intelligence service -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century., Secret service -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century., Espionage, British -- Former communist countries -- History -- 20th century., Military intelligence -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century., Cold War., and History.
A history of the Joint Intelligence Bureau - an organisation designed to preserve and advance British capability in military intelligence for the Cold War - shedding light on the largely unknown world of military and economic intelligence after 1945, and how this intelligence influenced British policies throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
Journal of Imperial & Commonwealth History. Feb2018, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p93-120. 28p.
HISTORY of antisemitism, CIVIL service, and GREAT Britain -- Politics & government -- 1910-1936
This article examines the role of Sir Matthew Nathan, British permanent under secretary for Ireland at the time of the Easter Rising in April 1916, and how critical events in his career as soldier, colonial governor and civil servant shaped his conduct and reaction to events in Ireland as the Rising unfolded around him. The article raises issues of identities: namely Nathan's own identity as an English gentleman, when, given his Jewish background, he was an outsider to that caste. Nathan's brief military career and lengthier career as a colonial governor earned him high praise as a model bureaucrat. In this paper Nathan's track from the War Office through government houses situated in West Africa, Hong Kong and Natal to Dublin Castle is traced to illustrate the changes in his character from decisiveness to indecision. While Nathan clearly misread the volatile situation in Ireland over the 1916 Easter weekend, his actions demonstrated both indecision and bureaucratic delaying tactics. It is argued that his experiences with obdurate settler ministers in Natal played a role in shaping his hesitancy at the time of crisis in Dublin and that this hesitancy provided an opportunity for the direct action of the Irish Volunteers. The conclusion is that, at the time of the Irish crisis, Nathan failed to exercise the ‘power of the personal influence’ expected of an experienced governor. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]