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

By Catriona Pennell

during this, the 1st absolutely documented learn of British and Irish renowned reactions to the outbreak of the 1st global battle, Catriona Pennell explores united kingdom public opinion of the time, effectively demanding 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 bills from around the united kingdom, A state United explores what humans felt, and the way they acted, in line with an unanticipated and extraordinary predicament. it's a historical past of either traditional humans and elite figures in striking instances. Pennell demonstrates that describing the reactions of over forty million British and Irish humans to the outbreak of struggle 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. through the top of 1914 the populations of britain, Scotland, Wales, and eire had principally embraced the struggle, however the conflict 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 nation United describes and explains the twenty-week formative technique so that it will deepen our figuring out of British and Irish access into war.

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