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    Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I E–pub New If you’ve run across any of my other reviews of World War I related books you will know that I have spent approximately the last three and a h

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    Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Alexander Watson Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I E–pub New I thought this would be a slog at 800 pages but found it a surprisingly readable and a thought provoking bookRing of Steel

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    Alexander Watson ✓ 9 Summary Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Alexander Watson Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I E–pub New I thoroughly enjoyed this book even though the subject material was a little dry I particularly enjoyed the use of diary entries and letters from homethe front which the author used to illustrate his points with a human touchIt explores the societal effects of the war on the populations of the main Central Power

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    Read Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I Alexander Watson ✓ 9 Summary Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I E–pub New Inside this giant of a tome is an average sized book crying to be freedI'm fond of saying nobody cares about World War I That's because it's true Only strange people like me would first learn about the war at ten years old from a boo

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    Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I E–pub New Ring Of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I by Alexander Watson is just as it sounds A gigantic tome of information on the life and times of the Central Powers excluding Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire as they fought in World War

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    Alexander Watson ✓ 9 Summary Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Alexander Watson Read Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I Most books about the First World War are in one thing clear Germany and Austro Hungarians were the bad guys and their opponents were the good ones This is why we often see things from the side of these good people often ov

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    Alexander Watson ✓ 9 Summary Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Alexander Watson Read Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I This is an outstanding work It speaks of Germany and Austria Hungary as surrounded by a ring of steel in World War I Great Britain France Russia Italy later the United States and some smaller countries They were outnumberedThis story is told from the perspective of Germany and Austria Hungary It is the story of government and the people It is less of a military history If you wish a detailed description of the masterful

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    Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I E–pub New An excellent and comprehensive history of the Austrian and German war effort during the First World War One of Watson’s main arguments is that the history of these nations from 1914 1918 played a major role in Europe’s later catastrophe in the 1930s and 1940s “The great material and emotional investment” of Germa

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    Read Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I Alexander Watson ✓ 9 Summary Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I E–pub New There isn't much popular history available which provides an internal view of the Central Powers during WW1 so

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    Read Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Alexander Watson Alexander Watson ✓ 9 Summary History is written by the victors This is why I found the idea of ​​writing about World War I from the point of view of the losers Germany and Austria Hungary fascinating by its uniueness Ring of Steel is one of the best history books I have ever read Watson's elouent writing and his intellectually satisfying

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Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Alexander Watson

Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I

Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I Read ¿ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Alexander Watson Alexander Watson ✓ 9 Summary Ses at Russian and Serbian hands Hopes of a uick victory lay in ruinsFor the Central Powers the war now became a siege on a monstrous scale Britain's ruthless intervention cut sea routes to central Europe and mobilised the world against them Germany and Austria Hungary were to be strangled of war supplies and food their soldiers overwhelmed by better armed enemies and their civilians brought to the brink of starvation Conuest and plunder land offensives and submarine warfare all proved powerless to counter or break the blockade The Central Powers were trapped in the Allies' ever tightening ring of steel Alexander Watson's compelling new history retells the. Most books about the First World War are in one thing clear Germany and Austro Hungarians were the bad guys and their opponents were the good ones This is why we often see things from the side of these good people often overlooking what happened on the other side This lack is trying to supplement this book and I think it does in an impressive and historically correct way It does not of course take their place nor the writer try to overlook their responsibility for the start of the war and the very great crimes they have done during the war what it does is to show us their own perspective the suffering of their peoples but also the crimes of their opponents who shaped their thoughts to a certain extent He does this by presenting us a comprehensive chronicle of the participation of these two countries in the first World War the causes that made them engage in this armed conflict until the causes of their final defeat After reading I can say that I feel that I have a complete picture of the First World War so that is a book that I recommend to those who are interested in this issue

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Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I Read ¿ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Alexander Watson Alexander Watson ✓ 9 Summary War from the perspectives of its instigators and losers the Germans and Austro Hungarians This is the story not just of their leaders in Berlin and Vienna but above all of the people Only through their unprecedented mobilisation could the conflict last so long and be so bitterly fought and only with the waning of their commitment did it end The war shattered their societies destroyed their states and beueathed to east central Europe a poisonous legacy of unredeemed sacrifice suffering race hatred and violence A major re evaluation of the First World War Ring of Steel is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the last century of European histor. There isn t much popular history available which provides an internal view of the Central Powers during WW1 so this book is a worthwhile read on that basis This is a survey history so it necessarily covers a great deal of ground at a high level However the prose is readable and Watson provides enough details to keep it interesting for example a sentence about a Steiff playset of a French POW transportIt s greatest value lies in its description of how the multi ethnic communities of pre war Central Europe became over the course of 1914 1918 a preview of the bloodlands of WW2 and of how the slave labour economy of the WW2 Third Reich was rehearsed in 1914 1918 They did not spring ex nihilo from the mind of Adolf Hitler It may in some ways explain why Ludendorff found Hitler s ideas congenial enough to join him in the failed beer hall putsch of 1923 and why Hindenburg accepted Hitler as the Chancellor of Germany in 1933 In that regard there is a lamentably short discussion of how the German army developed skills in propaganda and indoctrination in the latter stage of WW1 Hitler was a great beneficiary of this in his transition from army indoctrination cadre to Bavarian politics in 1919 We are still seeing aftershocks of this today in the Eastern Ukraine

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Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I Read ¿ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Summary ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Alexander Watson Alexander Watson ✓ 9 Summary An award winning historian presents a groundbreaking new history of World War I from the perspective of the Central Powers showing how wartime suffering led not only to the fall of an empire but also to a fundamental breakdown of societyFor Germany and Austria Hungary the First World War started with high hopes for a rapid decisive outcome Convinced that right was on their side and fearful of the enemies that encircled them they threw themselves resolutely into battle Yet despite the initial halting of a brutal Russian invasion the Central Powers' war plans soon unravelled Germany's attack on France failed Austria Hungary's armies suffered catastrophic los. I thought this would be a slog at 800 pages but found it a surprisingly readable and a thought provoking bookRing of Steel tells the story of World War 1 from the other side of the hill and claims to be the first modern history from this viewpointBeing a World War 2 devotee this book really opened my eyes to the GermanAustro Hungarian viewpoint and decision making in World War 1 It really is a fascinating read telling the story of how Germany and Austria Hungary initially mobilised the support of their populations to but as military losses mounted and Allied blockades caused hunger and hardship on the homefront doubts set in Whilst politics are key to understanding the GermanAustro Hungarian position social and economic effects of the war are covered extensively tooSome nuggets from the book that I hadn t necessarily realisedRussia mobilised before Germany sparking German fears of invasion from the East that unified support across all political divides of the German and most of the Austro Hungarian populaceThe general belief in Germany and Austro Hungary that the war was purely a defensive reaction contrary to the Allies view of GermanyAustro Hungary as the aggressorHow complex the Austro Hungarian Empire was with its collection of separate nationalities and eleven spoken languages creating no ethnic language or national unity as in GermanyThere s many but I d recommend buying the book for thoseWhilst a lot of books are currently being produced from the Allies point of view Alexander Watson has filled a vacant space in our knowledge of the German and Austro Hungarian viewpoint Highly recommended

  • Hardcover
  • 832
  • Ring of Steel Germany and Austria Hungary in World War I
  • Alexander Watson
  • English
  • 03 October 2020
  • 9780465018727