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The enemy in our midst - Germans in : Germans in Britain during the First World War - Panikos Panayi

The enemy in our midst - Germans in

Germans in Britain during the First World War

Hardcover Published: 4th December 1991
ISBN: 9780854963089
Number Of Pages: 328

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With the approach of the First World War, the German community in Britain began to be assailed by a combination of government measures and popular hostility which resulted in attacks against individuals with German connections and confiscation of their property. From May 1915, a policy of wholesale internment and repatriation was to reduce the German population by more than half of its pre-war figure. The author of this study charts the growth of the German community in Britain before detailing the story of its destruction under the chauvinistic intolerance which gripped the country during the Great War.

'... will remain a useful reference work on the subject for some time to come.' The Slavonic Review '... will serve as the authoritative work on the subject for decades to come.' Choice '... a sound piece of historical research which fills a definite gap in our understanding of the British home front during the Great War, not to mention the position of aliens within British society.' German History

Victorian and Edwardian background; measures against alien enemies; internment and repatriation; the experience of internment; measures against German business interests; anti-German sentiment: spy-fever, anti-alienism and the hidden hand; anti-German manifestations - witchhunts, boycotts, and movements; anti-German riots; support for alien enemies.

ISBN: 9780854963089
ISBN-10: 0854963081
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 4th December 1991
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1