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WHEN the Government," said Lloyd George, "invite organized labour in this country to assist them to maintain the might of their armies in the field, its representatives are entitled to ask that any misgivings and doubts which any of them may have about the purpose to which this precious strength is to be applied should be definitely cleared, and what is true of organized labour is equally true of all citizens in this country, without regard to grade or avocation.

"When men by the million are being called upon to suffer and die, and vast populations are being subjected to the sufferings and privations of war on a scale unprecedented in the history of the world, they are entitled to know for what cause or causes they are making the sacrifice. It is only the clearest, greatest and justest of causes that can justify the continuance even for one day of this unspeakable agony of the nations, and we ought to be able to state clearly and definitely, not only the principles for which we are fighting, but also their definite and concrete application to the war map of the world. (continue reading)

  On This Day in The Great War

The Great War on this day is a daily listing of movements, actions, events and political involvements that took place this day between 1914–1918. (This information refreshes daily.)

On this day in history (20 September)


Western Front[edit]

Eastern Front[edit]

Southern Front[edit]

  • Quietude in the Balkan theatre of war.

Naval and Overseas Operations[edit]


Lord Edward Gleichen (1918–1920). Chronology of the War. Volumes I, II & III. Constable & Company, London.

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Works in the public domain, for example, "creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply," and where "rights may have expired, been forfeited, expressly waived, or may be inapplicable"[1] have been selected for this reason to allow them to be transcribed and made available freely for all. The following list comprises works currently being transcribed in various formats. Some works are being transcribed using dedicated transcription software allowing for side by side comparisons of original text and it's transcribed counterpart, as seen in this example page from Great Britain at War by Jeffery Farnol, published in 1918. This way of transcribing means each page can be proofread and checked for errors and omissions then, when validated, can be "pieced" together to form a complete work. This is the complete version of Great Britain at War. Other works are being transcribed without this software on a page by page basis. Those with red links are waiting to be started.



  1. ^ "Public domain". Wikipedia: The free encyclopaedia. (accessed 15 July, 2018).
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