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

By Catriona Pennell

during this, the 1st totally documented research of British and Irish well known reactions to the outbreak of the 1st international conflict, Catriona Pennell explores united kingdom public opinion of the time, effectively demanding post-war buildings of 'war enthusiasm' within the British case, and disengagement within the Irish.

Drawing from an enormous array of latest diaries, letters, journals, and newspaper debts from around the united kingdom, A state United explores what humans felt, and the way they acted, based on an unanticipated and unheard of quandary. it's a background of either usual humans and elite figures in impressive occasions. 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 complicated, and altered through the years. via the top of 1914 the populations of britain, Scotland, Wales, and eire had mostly embraced the conflict, however the conflict had additionally embraced them and confirmed no symptoms of
relinquishing its grip. The 5 months from August to December 1914 set the form of a lot that was once to stick to. A nation United describes and explains the twenty-week formative technique with a view to deepen our figuring out of British and Irish access into war.

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