Outbreak of War, July to August

Catriona Pennell

in A Kingdom United

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199590582
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738777 | DOI:
Outbreak of War, July to August

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Chapter One deals with feelings of tension in the lead‐up to the announcement of war on 4 August and follows the chaos and disruption that followed during the first few weeks of the conflict. What were people thinking and feeling around the UK in these few days before the official announcement of war? The actual day war broke out is also examined in detail to see what was happening in London. The gatherings outside Buckingham Palace are compared to other crowds around the country.

Keywords: outbreak; July; August; crowds; shock; chaos; disruption; impact

Chapter.  18747 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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