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Rod Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469617602

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617602.001.0001

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The First World War 1914–1920

The First World War 1914–1920

The Battles Against Alcohol

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(p.240) 12 The First World War 1914–1920
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Alcohol
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Rod Phillips

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617602.003.0013

This chapter looks at the history of alcohol during the First World War. Growing concerns about alcohol crystallized under the pressure of extended military conflict, and many governments introduced regulations that were unprecedented in their rigor and extent. Although many of these policies were adopted as emergency wartime measures, they were largely maintained and even intensified long after the conflict ended. The period between the world wars saw temperance and prohibition policies extended throughout the Western world.

Keywords:   alcohol consumption, World War I, temperance, prohibition, alcohol policy

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