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Labour at War: France and Britain 1914-1918

John N. Horne


This is a comparative study of national labour movements in France and Britain during the First World War. Historians of labour in this period have concentrated on pacifism, and on the post-war radicalism and emergent communism to which that contributed. The book focuses instead on the majorities in both the French and the British labour movements which continued to support the war to its end. It examines the terms of their support, and the broader working-class experience which this reflected, showing how a critical programme of socialist reforms was gradually developed. The book is a compara ... More

Keywords: labour movements, France, Britain, First World War, post-war radicalism, socialist reforms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201809
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201809.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John N. Horne, author
Trinity College, Dublin