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The First World War was a war of choice

Archer, Robin (2014) The First World War was a war of choice. British Politics and Policy Blog (10 Dec 2014). Website.

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A century ago, Britain entered into a war against Germany and its allies in what would become known as the Great War, with millions of young men from all sides killed. At the time discussion on whether to enter the war centred around ‘honour’, and its invocation worked: The erstwhile opponents of intervention – radicals and advanced liberals, labour politicians and trade unionists, feminists and even pacifists – embraced the demands of honour and had a change of heart. One lesson from all this might be to reshape the concept of honour, writes Robin Archer.

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Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 10:16
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 23:41

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