By David Stevenson

In the summertime of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The conflict that had worldwide repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing hundreds of thousands of lives. Even the successful international locations have been scarred for a new release, and we nonetheless this day stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant new research, released a few 90 years after the 1st global struggle all started, David Stevenson re-examines the motives, path and impression of this 'war to finish war', putting it within the context of its period and exposing its underlying dynamics. His ebook offers a wide-ranging overseas historical past, drawing on insights from the most recent learn. It bargains compelling solutions to the foremost questions about how this negative fight opened up: questions that stay disturbingly appropriate for our personal time.

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I. , .  Sir Charles Snow, Science and Government (London, ). i–iv. –.  For  HS see Dudley Saward, The Bomber’s Eye (London, ). See the mimeographed reports, Sitzungsprotokolle der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rotterdam (Zehlendorf, ), especially the session dated Jun , . –. –. –.  These data are from the report by Major Dahl of Luftgaukommando VI, Münster: ‘Erfahrungsbericht über Aufklärung und Gegenmaßnahmen zum englischen Oboe-Verfahren’, May , .  Text from Völkischer Beobachter, Jun , .

Hajo Herrmann, holder of the Knight’s Cross, and still alive as the revised edition of this book goes to press, has more recently acted as the author’s brave attorney in many a stiff legal skirmish with the present German authorities – thirty years after these lines were first written. , et seq. ).  The reply of Weise showed that he had forgiven Hermann already: ‘th July . Top Secret Telegram to Major Hermann, Night Fighting Experimental Kommando, Mönchengladbach. Express my admiration of you and your men for the first magnificent success of your Experimental Kommando over West German industrial area, especially since on your own initiative you executed operation in the area most heavily attacked last night.

S. Gruppenführer Kehrl, ‘Bericht des Polizeipräsidenten in Hamburg als örtlicher Luftschutzleiter über die schweren Großangriffe auf Hamburg in Juli/August ,’ Dec . . , that the  bombers despatched once again followed a single route. –.  Goebbels diary, Jul , . Goebbels’ secretary Richard Otte, taking dictation the next morn- ing, thought that Goebbels might even have said fifty thousand. ii.  miles. S. Gruppenführer Kehrl, ‘Bericht des Polizeipräsidenten in Hamburg als örtlicher Luftschutzleiter über die schweren Großangriffe auf Hamburg in Juli/August ,’ Dec .

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