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

By Catriona Pennell

ISBN-10: 0198708467

ISBN-13: 9780198708469

ISBN-10: 0199590583

ISBN-13: 9780199590582

during this, the 1st absolutely documented research of British and Irish renowned reactions to the outbreak of the 1st international struggle, Catriona Pennell explores united kingdom public opinion of the time, effectively not easy post-war buildings 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 nation United explores what humans felt, and the way they acted, in keeping with an unanticipated and unparalleled drawback. it's a background of either traditional humans and elite figures in awesome 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 over the years. by way of the tip of 1914 the populations of britain, Scotland, Wales, and eire had principally embraced the warfare, 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 was once to keep on with. A state United describes and explains the twenty-week formative strategy so one can deepen our figuring out of British and Irish access into war.

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