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Labour, British radicalism and the First World War$
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Lucy Bland and Richard Carr

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781526109293

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526109293.001.0001

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The problem of war aims and the Treaty of Versailles

The problem of war aims and the Treaty of Versailles

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(p.240) 13 The problem of war aims and the Treaty of Versailles
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Labour, British radicalism and the First World War
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John Callaghan

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526109293.003.0014

John Callaghan walks the reader through the various debates and contradictions seen in the Labour movement prior to the end of hostilities, as well as the dilemmas soon posed by the march of events thereafter. Along the way, he discusses Labour’s reactions to the diplomatic path pursued by Edward Grey in the summer of 1914, the subsequent impact of the Union of Democratic Control, and then Labour’s relationship with the Lloyd George government and Wilsonianism abroad. Callaghan also includes vital discussion of the continuation of hostilities beyond 11 November 1918. Here his article may be of particular use to those considering Labour’s later attitudes to colonialism and the League of Nations too.

Keywords:   War aims, Overview, Labour, Union of Democratic Control

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