A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the by Catriona Pennell

By Catriona Pennell

during this, the 1st totally documented learn of British and Irish renowned reactions to the outbreak of the 1st international conflict, Catriona Pennell explores united kingdom public opinion of the time, effectively not easy post-war structures of 'war enthusiasm' within the British case, and disengagement within the Irish.

Drawing from an enormous array of up to date diaries, letters, journals, and newspaper money owed from around the united kingdom, A country United explores what humans felt, and the way they acted, in line with an unanticipated and unheard of hindrance. it's a historical past of either traditional humans and elite figures in remarkable instances. Pennell demonstrates that describing the reactions of over forty million British and Irish humans to the outbreak of conflict as both enthusiastic within the British case, or
disengaged within the Irish, is over-simplified and insufficient. Emotional reactions to the struggle have been ambiguous and intricate, and adjusted over the years. via the top of 1914 the populations of britain, Scotland, Wales, and eire had mostly embraced the conflict, however the warfare had additionally embraced them and confirmed no indicators of
relinquishing its grip. The 5 months from August to December 1914 set the form of a lot that used to be to stick with. A state United describes and explains the twenty-week formative approach so one can deepen our realizing of British and Irish access into war.

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