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Pubs and patriots : the drink crisis in Britain during World War One, Robert Duncan

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Pubs and patriots : the drink crisis in Britain during World War One
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Pubs and patriots
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the drink crisis in Britain during World War One
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Robert Duncan
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eng
Summary
In the midst of the First World War concern arose as to the virtues of pursuing intoxication at a time of national emergency. As the military front was supposedly let down by drinkers and shirkers at home, attention quickly turned to British drinking practices. Britain, it seemed, was under the duress of a widespread addiction to boozing. When prohibition was deemed to be too extreme to comtemplate, and nationalisation too impractical, the government created an organisation known as the Central Control Board (CCB). This body soon set about reforming the drinking habits of a nation. Loved by a few, but disliked by most, this group was responsible for the most radical and unique experiment in alcohol control ever conducted in Britain. 'Pubs and patriots: the drink crisis in Britain during World War One' tells the story of the CCB, how and why it was formed, its history and its legacy upon the British war effort. Publisher's description
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Duncan, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Pubs and patriots : the drink crisis in Britain during World War One, Robert Duncan
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227-254]) and index
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter One: A tale of temperance and drink 1870-1914 -- Chapter Two: Vodka, absinthe and drunkenness on Britain's streets in 1914: A tale of fear and exaggeration? -- Chapter Three: Best laid plans? Lloyd George and the drink question -- Chapter Four: Restrictive or constructive? The early stages of the central control board -- Chapter Five: The Carlisle experiment: Lord D'Abernon's 'model farm' -- Chapter Six: 'Helping our weaker sisters to go straight': Women and drink during the war -- Chapter Seven: Reforming the working man -- Chapter Eight: State purchase and the waning of the Central Control Board -- Conclusion: The end of the Central Control Board -- Select bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9781846318955
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Label
Pubs and patriots : the drink crisis in Britain during World War One, Robert Duncan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227-254]) and index
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter One: A tale of temperance and drink 1870-1914 -- Chapter Two: Vodka, absinthe and drunkenness on Britain's streets in 1914: A tale of fear and exaggeration? -- Chapter Three: Best laid plans? Lloyd George and the drink question -- Chapter Four: Restrictive or constructive? The early stages of the central control board -- Chapter Five: The Carlisle experiment: Lord D'Abernon's 'model farm' -- Chapter Six: 'Helping our weaker sisters to go straight': Women and drink during the war -- Chapter Seven: Reforming the working man -- Chapter Eight: State purchase and the waning of the Central Control Board -- Conclusion: The end of the Central Control Board -- Select bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 262 p.
Isbn
9781846318955
Other physical details
ill.

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