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WWI – the teetotalers war!

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Don’t you love it – September 1914 and war has just broken out in Europe and German drinkers start a riot over the price of beer reports an article in the Brewers Journal, September 1914.

Things were little better in Britain as the Temperance movement wanted to make WWI a teetotalers war and deny workers and members of the armed forces access to alcohol. Abstinence would win the war claimed the supporters of temperance.

The Journal railed against the very notion of a ban in drinking. In an editorial said: “The very nations which have eschewed alcohol are those which have become effete – unable to conduct their own domestic and political affairs.”

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September 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

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