Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20096
Title: Constructing the Enemy Within: Rumours of Secret Gun Platforms and Zeppelin Bases in Britain, August-October 1914
Contributor(s): Holman, Brett (author)
Publication Date: 2017
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/20096
Open Access Link: http://bjmh.org.uk/index.php/bjmh/article/view/151/134
Abstract: This article explores the false rumours of secret German gun platforms and Zeppelin bases which swept Britain in the early months of the First World War and climaxed with the fall of Antwerp in October 1914, so persistently that they were repeatedly investigated by both the police and the military. They were the latest manifestation of a long-standing myth - complex around the threatening figure of an enemy within. They also represent an important moment in the British people's imaginative transition between the cautious optimism of the early months and the increasingly obvious likelihood of a long, total war.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: British Journal for Military History, 3(2), p. 22-42
Publisher: British Commission for Military History
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 2057-0422
Field of Research (FOR): 210305 British History
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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