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- Description1914 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 paraia expressed in a rash of 'invasion scare' literature. Then when shots rang out in Sarajevo on 28 June, they set in train a tumble of diplomatic domis 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.
- Author BiographyNigel Jones is an author, a former editor at History Today and BBC History magazines, and has been a TV and radio broadcaster.
- Author(s)Nigel Jones
- PublisherHead of Zeus
- Date of Publication04/06/2015
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHead of Zeus
- Content Noteillustrations (black and white, and colour)
- Weight272 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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