"A call to action": the committee on British communities abroad, 1919-20

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Author: John Fisher
Date: Autumn 2009
From: Canadian Journal of History(Vol. 44, Issue 2)
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Document Type: Report
Length: 12,560 words
Lexile Measure: 1690L

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This article discusses a little known Foreign Office committee which tried to sustain and develop the patriotic feeling engendered by the First World War among expatriate Britons. The committee's origins, membership, and key areas of discussion are considered. Its chief focus was educational issues and the promotion of Britishness by a wide variety of means. The article suggests that the committee's remit was too broad and concludes that it was unlikely to succeed in view of postwar financial constraints, among other factors. Darts cet article, nous examinons un comite peu connu du ministere des Affaires etrangeres qui tenta de nourrir et de developper des sentiments patriotiques engendres par la premiere guerre mondiale chez les ressortissants britanniques etablis a l'etranger. Nous etudions les origines de ce comite, sa liste de membres et les objets cles de ses discussions. Le foyer principal d'interet etait centre autour de problemes d'education et a la promotion de tout ce qui etait britannique par une grande variete de moyens. Nous suggerons que les attributions du comite etaient trop larges et nous concluons qu'il y avait peu de chances de survie compte tenu des contraintes financieres entre autre chose.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A214998674