Germany's aims in the First World War Hardcover – 1 Jan 1967
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A scholarly interpretation of Germany's policies and attitudes during the first World War and their profound effect on subsequent world events. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Fischer is an assistant professor of history and history education at the University of Colorado.
Hajo Holborn was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Fischer should, ideally, be read in conjunction with another post-1945 German clasic - Sebastian Haffner's 'Von Bismarck zu Hitler' which has yet to be translated into English. Haffner gives also a clear depiction of the lack of proportion in German strategic and geopolitical planning in the same era.
An historical milestone.
This gave rise to a controversy that should probably be studied by anyone wanting a balanced view of the subject. It was the spirit of the times that the book itself made it into English and its views were widely accepted, prior to scholarly attention moving to World War 2. German domestic politics are also not addressed in the book save as they impinge on foreign policy. It gives an insight into German war aims, but possibly confuses speculative plans when victory was hoped for with actual negotiations. On the whole I found it readable and absorbing. The very scope of the thinking sometimes seems to belong to a bygone age of European ambitions.
This brick of a book, an English translation of the German original, Griff nach der Weltmacht: Die Kriegszielpolitik des kaiserlichen Deutschland 1914/18, certainly isn't an easy read and it took me a few weeks to plough through it.Read more ›
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A more reflective internal review of the Imperial Army's to dominate Europe, from a national who did not try to excuse their ruthlessness.Published 8 months ago by Terence Jackson
A book we all should read . A vast amount of information and absorbing.Published 17 months ago by ANTONY MICHELL
A brilliant commentary and surprisingly readable for such a subject. A must for serious WW1 students.Published 19 months ago by Georgexi
This is a classic about Germany's war aims. Fischer's book is a much discussed work but the author wrote a seminal analysis about the motivations of the leaders of Imperial... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Fonteyne