Read e-book online 1919: Britain's Year of Revolution PDF

By Simon Webb

ISBN-10: 1473862868

ISBN-13: 9781473862869

1919; Britain’s yr of Revolution tells the tale of a nearly unknown passage in British background. at the August financial institution vacation that 12 months, the govt in London dispatched warships to the northern urban of Liverpool in an overpowering convey of strength. millions of troops, sponsored via tanks, have been attempting with out luck to suppress sickness at the streets. prior that yr in London, one thousand infantrymen had marched on Downing road, sooner than being disarmed through a battalion of the Grenadier Guards unswerving to the govt.. In Luton that summer season, the city corridor was once burned down through rioters, prior to the military used to be introduced in to revive order and in Glasgow, artillery and tanks have been located within the middle of the town to discourage what the Secretary of kingdom for Scotland defined as a ’Bolshevik uprising’. commercial unrest and mutiny within the military mixed jointly to provide the phobia that Britain used to be dealing with an identical type of state of affairs which had resulted in the Russian Revolution years earlier.

Drawing mainly upon modern assets, this ebook describes the series of occasions which regarded as if they may be the precursor to a revolution alongside the strains of these sweeping throughout Europe at the moment. to a couple observers, it appeared just a subject of time ahead of Britain remodeled itself from a constitutional monarchy right into a Soviet Republic.

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