By David Stevenson
In the summertime of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The warfare that had international repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing hundreds of thousands of lives. Even the positive nations have been scarred for a iteration, and we nonetheless this present day stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant new research, released a few 90 years after the 1st global struggle begun, David Stevenson re-examines the reasons, path and effect 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 foreign heritage, drawing on insights from the newest learn. It bargains compelling solutions to the most important questions about how this negative fight opened up: questions that stay disturbingly suitable for our personal time.
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In the summertime of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The struggle that had international repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing hundreds of thousands of lives. Even the positive international locations have been scarred for a iteration, and we nonetheless this present day stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant new research, released a few 90 years after the 1st international struggle started, David Stevenson re-examines the motives, direction and influence of this 'war to finish war', putting it within the context of its period and exposing its underlying dynamics.
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I went up in a leisurely fashion, through the conning tower, which is over the control room, and reported myself. He indicated a low-lying patch of smoke on the horizon far away on the starboard bow. I was obliged to confess that it conveyed nothing to me, when he aroused my intense interest by stating that it was, without doubt, being emitted from a British submarine, who are known to frequent these waters. He was proceeding away from us, and was, even then, six or seven miles away, so an attack was out of the question.
One thing I find trying in this small boat, and that is that I can find no space in which to do half my Müller exercises, the leg-and-arm-swinging ones. I must see whether I can't invent a set of U-boat exercises! Good! in two hours we reach the Mole-end light buoy. Š Submarine Mess, Bruges. It is midnight, and as I write in my room at the top of the house the low rumble of the guns from the south-west vibrates faintly through the open window, for it is extraordinarily warm for the time of year, and I have flung back the curtains and risked the light shining.
I can't understand it. I find here that social life is very much gayer than at that mad town of Wilhelmshaven. At the High Seas Fleet bases there was the strictness and austerity that some people seem to consider necessary to show that we are at war, though Heaven knows there was precious little war in the High Seas Fleet; perhaps that was why the "blood and iron" régime was in full order ashore. Here, in Bruges, at any rate as far as the submarine officers are concerned, the matter is far different.
1914-1918: The History of the First World War by David Stevenson