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By Catriona Pennell

during this, the 1st absolutely documented examine of British and Irish well known reactions to the outbreak of the 1st global conflict, Catriona Pennell explores united kingdom public opinion of the time, effectively hard post-war structures 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 country United explores what humans felt, and the way they acted, in line with an unanticipated and remarkable challenge. it's a heritage of either usual 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 warfare 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 through the years. via the top of 1914 the populations of britain, Scotland, Wales, and eire had principally embraced the battle, however the warfare 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 used to be to keep on with. A state United describes and explains the twenty-week formative method to be able to deepen our knowing of British and Irish access into war.

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