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Peace and War: Britain in 1914

Peace and War: Britain in 1914

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1914 dawned with Britain at peace, albeit troubled by faultlines within and threats without: Ireland trembled on the brink of civil war; suffragette agitation was assuming an ever more violent hue; and suspicions of Germany's ambitions bred a paranoia expressed in a rash of 'invasion scare' literature. Then when shots rang out in Sara-jevo on 28 June, they set in train a tumble of diplomatic dominos that led to Britain declaring war on Germany. Nigel Jones depicts every facet of a year that changed Britain for ever. From gun-running in Ulster to an attack by suffragettes on a Velasquez painting in the National Gallery; from the launch of HMHS Britannic to cricketer J.T. Hearne's 3000th first-class wicket; from the opening of London's first nightclub to the embarking for Belgium of the BEF, he traces the events of a momentous year from its benign domestic beginnings to its descent into the nightmare of European war.

About the Author

Nigel Jones is an author, a former editor at History Today and BBC history magazines, and has been a TV and radio broadcaster.

Date Published 30th January 2014


Size: 24.9 x 19.3 x 3 cm (Hardback)
Author: Jones, Nigel
ISBN: 9781781852540

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