The First World War was one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history. Referred to as ‘the war to end all wars’, it was in fact the prelude to a century of mass killing and new ever more destructive weapons.
Socialists pointed out at the time that there were no working class issues at stake in the war: rather, it was fought as a consequence of rivalry among capitalist powers for markets, trade routes, raw materials and politico-military influence.
This short book contains articles from the Socialist Standard between 1914 and 1918, which set out our principled opposition to the war, together with other material giving an overview of the war, its causes and its effects on working-class lives.
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