The Russian Empire was slowly extending its domain into Central Asia, and this was seen by the East India Company as a possible threat to their interests in India.
Share via Email A sign chalked on the front of a shop in the east end of London assures people in that the business is Russian-owned. For men, women, and children confined to the home front between andexhilarating surges of patriotic energies and the evaporation of many restraints were fleeting thrills when set against the loss of loved ones.
Children woke to find that their fathers had left for distant battlefields while they slept. Three hundred thousand never saw their fathers again;wives received the dreaded telegram informing them that their husbands had been killed.
Countless others discovered the meaning of suffering. When Phyllis Kelly first heard that her lover Eric Appleby had been seriously wounded, she immediately put pen to paper. I simply have sat and shivered with such an awful clutching fear at my heart Oh my love, my love, what shall I do - but I must be brave and believe all will be well - dear one, surely God won't take you from me now.
It will be the end of everything that matters Eric was already dead. The "awful clutching fear" that sapped morale presented the British government with the formidable task of rallying not only the troops but the entire nation to the war effort.
Loyalty was not guaranteed. In "Red Clydeside", there were anti-war demonstrations, industrial action in essential industries, rent strikes, and even cries for a Marxist revolution.
Irish republicans went ahead with an armed rising at Easter, Curfews and censorship From the declaration of war, the authorities realised that they had to act decisively. They passed the Defence of the Realm Act Dorawhich, after many amendments, gave the government unprecedented powers to intervene in people's lives.
They were empowered to take over any factory or workshop. Curfews and censorship were imposed. Severe restrictions on movement were introduced.
Discussing military matters in public became a serious offence.
Almost anyone could be arrested for "causing alarm". In the interests of the work ethic, British summer time commenced, opening hours for pubs were cut, and beer was watered down. Women who were suspected of having venereal disease could be stopped by the police and subjected to a gynaecological examination.
A woman with VD could be prosecuted for having sexual intercourse with a serviceman. It did not matter that he could have been her husband, and may have given her the disease in the first place. Suspicion of outsiders was high. Dora and the Aliens Restriction Act severely curtailed the civil liberties of non-British-born subjects even naturalised citizens who had resided in the UK for decades.
They were required to register, obtain permits if they intended to travel more than five miles, and were prohibited from entering certain areas. More than 32, were held in internment camps or repatriated.
In Liverpool, businesses were destroyed. In London, of the 21 Metropolitan police districts, only two were free from riots. It was, as the Daily Record observed, "not an uplifting spectacle to see this country descending to trivial and hysterical methods of vengeance".Chapter The First World War.
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American ships carrying goods for Germany refused to challenge the blockade. how did ww1 effect African Americans. Dec 02, · The English Civil Wars () stemmed from conflict between Charles I and Parliament over an Irish insurrection.
The first war was settled with Oliver. The First World War was a calamity for Germany and Europe. The Second World War was an even bigger calamity for Germany and Europe. But without both World Wars there would be no European Union (EU) today. A British Perspective on the War of by Andrew Lambert.
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Further research The following references give an idea of the sources held by the The National Archives on the subject of this chapter. At least two members of the Commonwealth, Australia and Canada, had difficult experiences with senior British generals and officers. My mom's father came home complaining about “English upper class twits” who wasted lives of the troops under their command.