Life on a military troopship – article from The Graphic 1879

From The Graphic - weekly newspaper 1879

From The Graphic – weekly newspaper 1879

 

This is copied from The Graphic – the bath routine looks interesting.

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Education and punishment – to flog or not to flog? (The Graphic 1879)

To flog or not to flog?

To flog or not to flog?

This is a short piece looking at attitudes to discipline in education as expressed in The Graphic (an illustrated weekly newspaper) of 1879.

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Afghanistan – as seen by The Graphic weekly newspaper 1879

Posting dispatches - Afghanistan

Posting dispatches – Afghanistan

“No Afghan ruler will henceforth, unless he is prepared for an immediate rupture, either admit a Russian envoy into his capital, or repel an English Mission.”  The brave words of the Saturday Review, 1879.   

The bold statement was reprinted in the The Graphic, a magazine from London which that week, June 7, 1879, printed its first article referring to the ‘late Afghan War’.  The two pieces that follow, the second on troopship bath-times,  are as produced in the original edition of The Graphic.

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Afghanistan, the Thames and Shanghai in The Graphic May 1879

May 31, 1879, The Graphic, an illustrated weekly newspaper from London, predicts trouble in Afghanistan if the British Army withdraws; celebrates Londoners getting their bridges back; takes a canter round the Shanghai Derby; and has a solution for ‘general debility’.

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Army, Reserves and women – questions of strength

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May 24, 1879, The Graphic, an illustrated weekly newspaper from London, considers the world.  

Here are two articles – the first on the use of army Reserves and the second on the merits of women.  Both are topics being debated today.   The British government is reshaping its military including its reserve forces and the Pentagon is giving women a chance.  

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Troubles around the world, as seen by The Graphic in London in 1867

Morosi's stronghold

Morosi’s stronghold

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The Graphic May 1879: news on the same world – not much change

The Zulu War - with the Natal Native Contingent: Officers' Drill

The Zulu War – with the Natal Native Contingent: Officers’ Drill

The way the world looked from London in May 1879

The Graphic, an illustrated weekly newspaper from London, takes a sweep around the world and hands back what it sees.   Here are some cuttings – the text and illustrations are as produced in the original publication.  The award of the Victoria Cross to the “gallant” defenders of Rorke’s Drift is covered in a paragraph.  

I have added links to similar articles in recent news – if you have the time please click.  Not much seems to change except in the matter of gloves.

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