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By Alan Jeffreys

This name specializes in the event, strategies, education and guns of the British soldier from the autumn of Malaya and Singapore till the Reconquest of Burma. It takes an in depth examine jungle war education in India and the consequent motion in Burma, tracing the advance of strategies and doctrine: this shaped the root for the victories within the Arakan and the battles of Kohima and Imphal. The soldier's view of India, the leisure on hand on depart, nutrition rationing and different offers comparable to cigarettes, the advent of the forces newspaper SEAC, and the clinical difficulties of malaria are all explored intimately.

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Even James Lowther, 'the tyrant of the north', did not evict tenants who refused to vote for hirn at Whitehaven in 1780, while the Earl of Nottingham even went so far as to reassure the freeholders of Rutland in 1710 that threats of turning tenants out of their 28 The People in Politics farms were very unlikely to be fulfilled. 42 Much more common was for the patron or landlord to ask his tenants respectfully for their support at a forthcoming election. Thus, Lord Ashburnharn acted in the traditional manner when he told his election agent in Bedfordshire in 1701: I would have you go round to such of my tenan ts as are freeholders, acquainting them that I shall take it very wen if they an appear and vote for my Lord Edward Russen and Sir William Grostwick on the election day as they all were so kind to do the last parliament.

L29 In Leicester, in 1754, the anti-corporation voters pulled down fences which had been put up around common town land by the corporation. The corporation responded by hiring 300 non-voting colliers to intimidate their opponents. l30 In 1761 Thomas Scrope came to Lincoln attended by a great many people, many not freemen, and giving out that he came to support the liberties of the free and independent voters, occasioned a great riot, and the mob broke into the Town Hall and drove everybody out, broke all the windows and did other mischief.

47 In Huntingdon the Earl of Sandwich had a very considerable interest, but he only narrowly carried both seats in 1741 by his personal relations with the voters: 'He gained his point by mere good management. '48 Whenever possible, canvassers or political agents sent personalletters to the voters or sought personal meetings with them. The canvassing was often accompanied by sodal festivities and the open treating of voters. This cost considerable time and money. Several agents or canvassers were needed in any sizeable borough and several dozen might be needed in a large county.

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