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By Simon Webb

1919; Britain’s 12 months of Revolution tells the tale of a virtually unknown passage in British historical past. at the August financial institution vacation that 12 months, the govt. in London dispatched warships to the northern urban of Liverpool in an overpowering convey of strength. hundreds of thousands of troops, subsidized through tanks, were attempting with out luck to suppress disease at the streets. previous that 12 months in London, a thousand infantrymen had marched on Downing road, prior to being disarmed by way of a battalion of the Grenadier Guards dependable to the govt. In Luton that summer time, town corridor was once burned down via rioters, earlier than the military was once introduced in to revive order and in Glasgow, artillery and tanks have been situated within the heart of town to discourage what the Secretary of nation for Scotland defined as a ’Bolshevik uprising’. business unrest and mutiny within the defense force mixed jointly to supply the phobia that Britain used to be dealing with a similar type of state of affairs which had resulted in the Russian Revolution years earlier.

Drawing mainly upon modern assets, this e-book describes the series of occasions which seemed as if they could be the precursor to a revolution alongside the traces of these sweeping throughout Europe at the moment. to a few observers, it appeared just a subject of time ahead of Britain remodeled itself from a constitutional monarchy right into a Soviet Republic.

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