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By Jonathan Atkin

This booklet attracts jointly for the first actual time examples of the ''aesthetic pacifism'' practiced throughout the nice battle via such celebrated members as Virginia Woolf, Siegfried Sassoon, and Bertrand Russell. moreover, the booklet outlines the tales of these much less famous who shared the mind-set of the Bloomsbury team and people round them while it got here to dealing with the 1st ''total war.''

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Partly in response to this, in October 1916, the whole group moved to Charleston, the farmhouse near Firle, which was to be Vanessa’s home for the next three years (and in which she would eventually die, forty-five years later). Vanessa Bell spent the remainder of the war bringing up her children, looking after Grant (who came close to a breakdown, due to anxiety and overwork) and painting, although she was still aware of the consequences of outside events prompted by the war, such as the Manpower Bill of April 1918 (the time of the great German offensive on the Western Front).

33 To a certain extent, Keynes also remained at the Treasury in the hope and expectation that the war would soon be over, particularly after President Wilson’s envoys visited Britain in early 1916 and the President’s appeal of January 1917 for a negotiated peace. This was soon followed by the Russian Revolution and eventual withdrawal of that nation from the conflict. However, peace did not come as expected, and Keynes’ pessimism took over once more and, ‘reached its peak at the end of 1917 and continued until the end of the war’,34 spilling over into his account of the peace negotiations contained within The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919).

90 In mid-August 1914, Fry read to Vanessa the Foreign Office White Paper concerning Britain’s involvement in the European war, and admitted to her husband Clive that she found it complicated and would have to read it again to herself to fully understand its implications, though she reported that, ‘It has led to a great deal of argument here’. 91 Vanessa Bell’s initial response to the war was to travel to her sister Virginia at Asheham House where she and Grant painted furiously. 92 She deplored the fact that the only option open to people was to fight and if a person attempted to do something else, they were immediately accused of ‘making a muddle’.

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