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1919; Britain’s 12 months of Revolution tells the tale of a nearly unknown passage in British background. at the August financial institution vacation that 12 months, the govt. in London dispatched warships to the northern urban of Liverpool in an overpowering exhibit of strength. hundreds of thousands of troops, subsidized through tanks, have been making an attempt with out good fortune to suppress disease at the streets. past that 12 months in London, one thousand infantrymen had marched on Downing highway, sooner than being disarmed through a battalion of the Grenadier Guards dependable to the govt.. In Luton that summer time, the city corridor was once burned down via rioters, ahead of the military used to be introduced in to revive order and in Glasgow, artillery and tanks have been situated within the middle of town to discourage what the Secretary of country for Scotland defined as a ’Bolshevik uprising’. commercial unrest and mutiny within the military mixed jointly to provide the terror that Britain was once dealing with an identical type of scenario which had ended in the Russian Revolution years earlier.

Drawing mainly upon modern resources, this ebook describes the series of occasions which seemed as if they could be the precursor to a revolution alongside the strains of these sweeping throughout Europe at the moment. to a couple observers, it appeared just a topic of time prior to Britain reworked itself from a constitutional monarchy right into a Soviet Republic.

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