WW1 - Attitudes to war

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Public support

2.5 million men volunteered, enthusiasm at start of war, attacks on all things German, pro war songs and poetry


Gave up their cause to support the war, produced 'The Suffragette' and 'The Britannia', set up an organisation to hand out white feathers to COs

Political Parties

Liberal party (governing), Conservative Party, the new Labout Party, the Irish Nationalist Party all support the war effort

Trade Unions

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