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The First World War

K. D. Ewing and C. A. Gearty

in The Struggle for Civil Liberties: Political Freedom and the Rule of Law in Britain, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762515
eISBN:
9780191695193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762515.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

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 ... More


Do Not Feed the birds: Night and Day and the Defence of the Realm Act

Ian Blyth

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines some of the “darker currents” in Virginia Woolf's 1919 novel Night and Day which reveal the conditions on the home front during World War I. In particular, it considers how ... More


A Short History of Panic Responses

Robert H. Wagstaff

in Terror Detentions and the Rule of Law: US and UK Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199301553
eISBN:
9780199344895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301553.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The United States and the United Kingdom have rich histories of panic and overreaching responses to events that appear to threaten national security. Both countries have a habit of giving the ... More


‘In Place of an Academy We Have a Jail’: Ireland, Summer 1915–Easter 1916

William Murphy

in Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199569076
eISBN:
9780191747373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569076.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter charts the imprisonment in Ireland under the Defence of the Realm Act of radicals—largely Irish separatists who were members of the Irish Volunteers, but also pacifists—between the ... More


Best Laid Plans? Lloyd George and the Drink Question

Robert Duncan

in Pubs and Patriots: The Drink Crisis in Britain during World War One

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846318955
eISBN:
9781781381021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318955.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter aims to detail the gathering crescendo for some form of action to be taken on the drink issue. As the war progressed, its pressures had increasing repercussions on the home front. The ... More


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