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The First World War

K. D. Ewing and C. A. Gearty

in The Struggle for Civil Liberties

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780198762515
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191695193 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762515.003.0002
The First World War

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This chapter discusses the enduring restrictions on the civil liberties of the people of Great Britain before and during the First World War. These restrictions were introduced as temporary measures under the Defence of the Realm Act. However, many of these restrictions either lasted longer than expected, surviving the reason for their original introduction, or were revived in a different form at a later date.

Keywords: restrictions; civil liberties; Great Britain; First World War; temporary measures; Defence of the Realm Act; introduction

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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