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The Liberal War Committtee and the Liberal advocacy of conscription in Britain, 1914-1916

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The advent of conscription in Britain in 1916 was greeted with profound dismay by many in the Liberal party. At Westminster, however, a significant minority of Liberal MPs, who were members of the Liberal War Committee (LWC), were amongst the most enthusiastic advocates of compulsory service, from a surprisingly early stage in the war. It has usually been assumed that those Liberals who embraced conscription were effectively abandoning their progressive principles, and move to another, more r...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0018246X08006766

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
The Historical Journal Journal website
Volume:
51
Issue:
2
Pages:
399-420
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1469-5103
ISSN:
0018-246X
URN:
uuid:5bc86f40-beca-4b5d-b915-811352aafa97
Local pid:
ora:3543

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