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Disarmament and Peace in British Politics, 1914-1919

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$48.50 • £38.95 • €43.50

ISBN 9780674211506

Publication Date: 01/01/1957

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Since the beginning of modern warfare, one of the favorite crusades of the international peacemakers has been toward disarmament. This book investigates the British origin of the disarmament idea—from World War I through the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. It traces the development of disarmament as a war aim, with special reference to the influence of British Liberal thought, and President Wilson’s acceptance of disarmament as one of his Fourteen Points.

Disarmament is related to the other Allied war aims and to the Liberal and Labor parties during the war period. Particular attention is paid to the influence of public opinion and the British press. Neither an attack on nor an apology for the fiasco which followed, this is a lucid analysis of the events, tensions, personalities, and self-interests which led to the failure of an ideal.

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