A kingdom united: popular responses to the outbreak of the by Catriona Pennell

By Catriona Pennell

During this, the 1st absolutely documented examine of British and Irish renowned reactions to the outbreak of the 1st global conflict, Catriona Pennell explores united kingdom public opinion of the time and effectively demanding situations the parable of British 'war enthusiasm'.

A nation United explores what humans felt, and the way they acted, in accordance with an unanticipated and remarkable obstacle. it's a background of either traditional humans and elite figures in impressive instances. Dr 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.

By the top of 1914 the populations of britain, Scotland, Wales, and eire had principally embraced the warfare, however the struggle 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 with. A state United describes and explains that twenty-week formative process.

Pennell attracts from an enormous array of diaries, letters, journals, and newspaper money owed by way of the very those who skilled the conflict in its first dramatic 5 months. She outlines the range of responses felt among either the standard humans and elite figures from around the country.

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72 Other writers joined in the imaginary war against Germany; and most of them accepted the convention of an invasion as the basis of their arguments in favour of naval, military, or political measures. In Guy du Maurier’s successful play, An Englishman’s Home, the invaders were shown in the act of conquering the British Isles; in Saki’s When William Came, the end-stage of the operation could be 68 I. F. Clarke, The Tale of the Future from the Beginning to the Present Day: A Check-list of those satires, ideal states, imaginary wars and invasions, political warnings and forecasts, interplanetary voyages and scientific romances—all located in an imaginary future period—that have been published in the United Kingdom between 1644 and 1960 (London, 1961), 24.

IWM: 46, Reel 2 (1973). Outbreak of War, July to August 33 being obliterated, treaties torn up . . 81 Despite the absence of a formal alliance with France, British involvement was edging ever closer. Alice Henry, wife of the Irish botanist Augustine Henry, wrote from London on 3 August: ‘Events have moved on terrifically and now England is embroiled and the hounds are loose . . 82 Bank Holiday Monday was the point when many people began to accept the war as a reality.

Williamson, The Politics of Grand Strategy: Britain and France Prepare for War, 1904–1914 (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1969), 97. 73 Such writings obviously caused a reaction in Germany; one German writer observed that the British were ‘once more troubled by the idea of invasion— naturally by German armies only. ’74 Alarmist as these stories were, and manipulative in their desire to promote a political manifesto and boost sales, there can be no doubt that they expressed the fears of many Edwardians.

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