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Resolutions of Labour Party branches concerning the war, August-September 1914
(Catalogue ref: PRO 30/69/1234, published by agreement of the Labour Party)
  1a   1b                  
  1a   1b                  
PRO 30/69/1234; resolution of Labour Party branch on war, 1914

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Study this source carefully. There are details in this source that will help you to answer the key question. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What is the attitude of source 1a towards the war?
  • What are the similarities or differences between sources 1a and 1b?
  • How far can we be sure that these sources give a fair reflection of public opinion in Britain generally?
  • Documents like this are very rare after 1914. Can you explain this?

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