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Winston Churchill, the Morning Post and the End of the Imperial Romance

Griffiths, Andrew (2013). Winston Churchill, the Morning Post and the End of the Imperial Romance. Victorian Periodicals Review, 46(2) pp. 163–183.

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Winston Churchill’s Morning Post correspondence from Kitchener’s 1898 Sudan expedition documents a shift in the practice and reportage of imperialism. Sensational New Journalism and aggressive New Imperialism had been locked in a mutually-supportive relationship. Special correspondents, including Churchill, emphasised the romance of empire. However, Churchill also looked forward with trepidation to a time when “there will be no more of these nice little expeditions […] no more peerages for the generals, no more copy for the journalists.” Kitchener’s application of military technology produced a combination of tedium and horror which challenged correspondents. Churchill’s Sudan correspondence records the end of Britain’s imperial romance.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
ISSN: 1712-526X
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: History of Books and Reading (HOBAR)
Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group (PGL)
Item ID: 62356
Depositing User: Andrew Griffiths
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 13:14
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 08:30
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