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H. C. McNeile

Herman Cyril McNeile, MC (28 September 1888 – 14 August 1937), commonly known as Cyril McNeile and publishing under the name H. C. McNeile or the pseudonym Sapper, was a British soldier and author. [1]

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A & C Black

A & C Black is a British book publishing company.

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A. E. Matthews

Alfred Edward Matthews OBE (22 November 1869 – 25 July 1960), known as A. E. Matthews, was an English actor who played numerous character roles on the stage and in film for eight decades, and who became known for his acting longevity.

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Academy Award for Best Actor

The Academy Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

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Academy Awards

The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry.

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures.

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Adelphi Theatre

The Adelphi Theatre is a London West End theatre, located on the Strand in the City of Westminster.

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Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (née Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer and playwright.

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Aldershot Garrison

Aldershot Garrison, also known as Aldershot Military Town, is a major garrison in South East England, located between Aldershot and Farnborough in Hampshire.

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Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe

Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (15 July 1865 – 14 August 1922) was a British newspaper and publishing magnate.

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Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com Inc., formerly The Generations Network, is a privately held Internet company based in Provo, Utah, United States.

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Antisemitism

Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is prejudice against, hatred of, or discrimination against Jews as an ethnic, religious, or racial group.

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Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme (Bataille de la Somme, Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire.

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Biggles

James Bigglesworth, nicknamed "Biggles", is a fictional pilot and adventurer, the title character and main hero of the Biggles series of youth-oriented adventure books written by W. E. Johns (1893–1968).

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Blackwood's Magazine

Blackwood's Magazine was a British magazine and miscellany printed between 1817 and 1980.

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Bodmin

Bodmin (Bosvena) is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail (alternatively Bodmin Gaol) is an historic former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

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Book History (journal)

Book History is the official publication of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.

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Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University is a public research university located in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States.

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British Expeditionary Force (World War I)

The British Expeditionary Force or BEF was the British Army sent to the Western Front during the First World War.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to.

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British Indian Army

The Indian Army was the principal army of India before independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.

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Bulldog Drummond

Bulldog Drummond is a British fictional character, created by H. C. McNeile and published under his pen name "Sapper".

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Bulldog Drummond (1922 film)

Bulldog Drummond (1922) was the first film adaptation of the Bulldog Drummond fictional character, starring Carlyle Blackwell Sr. and Evelyn Greeley, and directed by Oscar Apfel.

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Bulldog Drummond (1929 film)

Bulldog Drummond is a 1929 American Pre-Code crime film in which Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond helps a beautiful young woman in distress.

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Bulldog Drummond (novel)

Bull-dog Drummond (later Bulldog Drummond) was the first Bulldog Drummond novel.

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Bulldog Drummond (radio program)

For a broader look at the character on which this program was based, see Bulldog Drummond.

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Bulldog Jack

Bulldog Jack is a 1935 film produced by Gaumont International, directed by Walter Forde, and starring Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson; it also starred Atholl Fleming as Bulldog Drummond.

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Canterbury

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent in the United Kingdom.

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Captain (British Army and Royal Marines)

Captain (Capt) is a junior officer rank of the British Army and Royal Marines and in both services it ranks above lieutenant and below major with a NATO ranking code of OF-2.

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Captain (Royal Navy)

Captain (Capt) is a senior officer rank of the Royal Navy.

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Carlyle Blackwell

Carlyle Blackwell (January 20, 1884 – June 17, 1955) was an American silent film actor and a minor director and producer.

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Cecil Day-Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis), CBE (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972) was a British poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972.

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Chauvinism

Chauvinism, in its original meaning, is an exaggerated patriotism and a belligerent belief in national superiority and glory.

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Cheltenham College

Cheltenham College is a co-educational independent school, located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

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Chemical warfare

Chemical warfare (CW) involves using the toxic properties of chemical substances as weapons.

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Cornwall

Cornwall (or; Kernow) is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England within the United Kingdom.

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Daily Mail

The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust.

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Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903.

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Dictionary of National Biography

The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885.

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Distinguished Service Order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and British Empire, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.

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Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a large town, seaside resort, and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, east of Brighton.

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Fascism

Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.

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Fay Wray

Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian-born American actress most noted for playing the female lead in King Kong.

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Führerprinzip

The Führerprinzip (German for "leader principle") prescribed the fundamental basis of political authority in the governmental structures of the Third Reich.

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Femme fatale

A femme fatale is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations.

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Gale (publisher)

Gale is an educational publishing company based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, the United States, in the western suburbs of Detroit.

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Gaumont British

The Gaumont-British Picture Corporation was a company that produced and distributed films and operated a cinema chain in the United Kingdom.

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Gazette

A gazette is an official journal, a newspaper of record, or simply a newspaper.

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George VI

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death.

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Gerald du Maurier

Sir Gerald Hubert Edward Busson du Maurier (26 March 1873 – 11 April 1934) was an English actor and manager.

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Gerard Fairlie

Francis Gerard Luis Fairlie (1 November 1899 – 31 March 1983) was an English author and scriptwriter on whom Sapper (H. C. McNeile) based the character of Bulldog Drummond.

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Greenwood Publishing Group

Greenwood Publishing Group (GPG) is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO.

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Half-pay

In the British Army and Royal Navy of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, half-pay referred to the pay or allowance an officer received when in retirement or not in actual service.

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Harold Pinter Theatre

The Harold Pinter Theatre, formerly the Comedy Theatre until 2011,, BBC News, 7 September 2011, accessed September 8, 2011.

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Hodder & Stoughton

Hodder & Stoughton is a British publishing house, now an imprint of Hachette.

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Hundred Days Offensive

The Hundred Days Offensive was the final period of the First World War, during which the Allies launched a series of offensives against the Central Powers on the Western Front from 8 August to 11 November 1918, beginning with the Battle of Amiens.

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Hutchinson (publisher)

Hutchinson & Co. was an English book publisher, founded in 1887 by Sir George Hutchinson then succeeded by his son, Walter Hutchinson (b 1887 - d 1950).

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Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer, best known for his James Bond series of spy novels.

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Ian Hunter (actor)

Ian Hunter (13 June 1900 – 22 September 1975) was an English character actor.

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Interwar period

In the context of the history of the twentieth century, the interwar period or interbellum (Latin: inter-, "between" + bellum, "war") was the period between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II—the period beginning with the Armistice with Germany that concluded World War I in 1918 and the following Paris Peace Conference in 1919, and ending in 1939 with the invasion of Poland and the start of World War II.

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J.O.C. Orton

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Jack Hulbert

John Norman "Jack" Hulbert (24 April 189225 March 1978) was a British actor, specialising primarily in comedy productions.

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James Bond (literary character)

Royal Navy Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR, is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953.

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Johns Hopkins University Press

The Johns Hopkins University Press (also referred to as JHU Press or JHUP) is the publishing division of Johns Hopkins University.

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Jonathon Green

Jonathon Green (born 20 April 1948 in Kidderminster, Worcestershire) is a British lexicographer of slang and writer on the history of alternative cultures.

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Kessinger Publishing

Kessinger Publishing LLC is an American print-on-demand publishing company located in Whitefish, Montana that specializes in rare, out of print books.

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Lieutenant (British Army and Royal Marines)

Lieutenant (Lt) (pronounced Lef-tenant) is a junior officer rank of the British Army and Royal Marines.

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Lieutenant colonel (United Kingdom)

Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col), is a rank in the British Army and Royal Marines which is also used in many Commonwealth countries.

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List of works by H. C. McNeile

Cyril McNeile, MC (born Herman Cyril McNeile; 1888–1937) was a British soldier and author.

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Loamshire Regiment

Loamshire Regiment is a placeholder name used by the British Army to provide examples for its procedures.

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Macmillan Publishers

Macmillan Publishers Ltd, also known as The Macmillan Group, is a privately held international publishing company owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

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Major (United Kingdom)

Major (Maj) is a military rank which is used by both the British Army and Royal Marines.

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McFarland & Company

McFarland & Company, Inc. is a book publisher of primarily academic and adult nonfiction based in Jefferson, North Carolina.

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Mentioned in dispatches

A member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which is described his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.

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Methuen Publishing

Methuen Publishing Ltd is a British publishing house.

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Michael Denning

Michael Denning (born 1954) is an American cultural historian and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Studies at Yale University.

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Mickey Spillane

Frank Morrison Spillane (March 9, 1918July 17, 2006), better known as Mickey Spillane, was an American author of crime novels, many featuring his signature detective character, Mike Hammer.

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Middlebrow

The term middlebrow describes both a certain type of easily accessible art, often literature, as well as (more negatively) the population that uses art to acquire culture and class that is usually unattainable.

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Middlesex Regiment

The Middlesex Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army.

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Military Cross

The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces; and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

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Montreux

Montreux is a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

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National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people.

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O. Henry

William Sydney Porter (September 11, 1862 – June 5, 1910), known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American short story writer.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second-oldest, after Cambridge University Press.

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P. G. Wodehouse

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, (15 October 188114 February 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century.

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Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan is an international academic and trade publishing company.

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Pen name

A pen name, nom de plume, or literary double is a pseudonym adopted by an author.

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Preparatory school (United Kingdom)

A British preparatory school (or prep school) is a fee-paying school for children of the ages of 8-13, often preparing them for entry into British public schools or other secondary independent schools.

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Pulborough

Pulborough is a large village and civil parish in the Horsham district of West Sussex, England, with some 5,000 inhabitants.

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Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders was a line infantry regiment of the British Army formed in 1793.

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Richard Hannay

Major-General Sir Richard Hannay, KCB, OBE, DSO, Legion of Honour, is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist John Buchan.

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Richard Usborne

Richard Alexander Usborne (16 May 1910 – 21 March 2006), or simply Dick Usborne, was a journalist, advertising executive and author.

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Ronald Colman

Ronald Charles Colman (9 February 1891 – 19 May 1958) was an English actor, popular during the 1930s and 1940s.

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Routledge

Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Royal Engineers

The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers (RE), and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army.

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Royal Military Academy, Woolwich

The Royal Military Academy (RMA) at Woolwich, in south-east London, was a British Army military academy for the training of commissioned officers of the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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Royal School of Military Engineering

The Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) Group provides a wide range of training not only in all the engineering disciplines that are fundamental to the Royal Engineers, but also Military Working Animals; their handlers and maintainers, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Military Musicians.

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Sapper

A sapper, also called pioneer or combat engineer, is a combatant or soldier who performs a variety of military engineering duties such as bridge-building, laying or clearing minefields, demolitions, field defences and general construction, as well as road and airfield construction and repair.

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Savoy Theatre

The Savoy Theatre is a West End theatre in the Strand in the City of Westminster, London, England.

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Second Battle of Ypres

During World War I, the Second Battle of Ypres was fought from for control of the strategic Flemish town of Ypres in western Belgium after the First Battle of Ypres the previous autumn.

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Second lieutenant

Second lieutenant (called under-lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces.

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Sexton Blake

Sexton Blake is a fictional detective who appeared in many British comic strips and novels throughout the 20th century.

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Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by British author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Sidney Gilliat

Sidney Gilliat (15 February 1908 – 31 May 1994) was a British film director, producer and writer. He was the son of George Gilliat, Editor of the Evening Standard, born in the district of Edgeley in Stockport, Cheshire. In the 1930s he worked as a scriptwriter, most notably with Frank Launder on The Lady Vanishes (1938) for Alfred Hitchcock, and its sequel Night Train to Munich (1940), directed by Carol Reed. He and Launder made their directorial debut co-directing the home front drama Millions Like Us (1943). From 1945 he also worked as a producer, starting with The Rake's Progress, which he also wrote and directed. He and Launder made over 40 films together, founding their own production company Individual Pictures. While Launder concentrated on directing their comedies, most famously the four St Trinian's School films, Gilliat showed a preference for comedy-thrillers and dramas, including Green for Danger (1946), London Belongs to Me (1948) and State Secret (1950). He wrote the libretto for Malcolm Williamson's opera Our Man in Havana, based on the novel by Graham Greene. He had also worked on the film. He married Beryl Brewer in the early 1930s. He had two children: Joanna Gilliat and the late Caroline Gilliat and three grandchildren Amanda Eliasch née Brown, Toby Brown and the late Camilla Horn née Russell. He died in Wiltshire, England in May 1994 aged 86.

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Silent film

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound, especially with no spoken dialogue.

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Sydney Horler

Sydney Horler (18 July 1888 – 27 October 1954) was a prolific British novelist specialising in thrillers.

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Tax exile

A tax exile is a person who chooses to leave a country with a high tax burden and instead, reside in a foreign nation or jurisdiction which takes a lower portion of earnings.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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The Bodley Head

The Bodley Head is an English publishing house, founded in 1887 and existing as an independent entity until the 1970s.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited, owned by Alexander Lebedev since 2010.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Observer

The Observer is a British newspaper, published on Sundays.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a play and adventure novel by Emma Orczy set during the Reign of Terror following the start of the French Revolution.

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The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine was a monthly magazine founded by George Newnes, composed of short fiction and general interest articles.

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The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national "quality" Sunday newspaper.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London.

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The Times Literary Supplement

The Times Literary Supplement (or TLS, on the front page from 1969) is a weekly literary review published in London by News UK, a subsidiary of News Corp.

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Thriller (genre)

Thriller is a genre of literature, film, videogame stories and television programming that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as its main elements.

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Tory

A Tory holds a political philosophy (Toryism) based on a British version of traditionalism and conservatism.

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Upper class

The upper class in modern societies is the social class composed of the wealthiest members of society, who also wield the greatest political power.

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W. E. Johns

William Earl Johns (5 February 189321 June 1968) was an English pilot and writer of adventure stories, usually written under the pen name Captain W. E. Johns.

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War Office

The War Office was a department of the British Government responsible for the administration of the British Army between the 17th century and 1964, when its functions were transferred to the Ministry of Defence.

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West Chiltington

West Chiltington is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England.

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West Sussex

West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove) to the east, Hampshire to the west and Surrey to the north, and to the south the English Channel.

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Western Front (World War I)

Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France.

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Woking

Woking is a large town and civil parish that shares its name with the surrounding local government district, located in the west of Surrey, England.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Wyndham's Theatre

Wyndham's Theatre is a West End theatre, one of two opened by the actor/manager Charles Wyndham (the other is the Criterion Theatre).

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Xenophobia

Xenophobia is the dislike of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.

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Yale University Press

Yale University Press is a university press associated with Yale University.

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33rd Division (United Kingdom)

The 33rd Division was a New Army infantry division of the British Army formed in 1914 during World War I as the 40th Division in the K5 Army group then renumbered in April 1915 as part of the new K4 Army Group.

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3rd Academy Awards

The 3rd Academy Awards were awarded to films completed and screened released between August 1, 1929, and July 31, 1930, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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References

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