By Norman Franks
The Albatros kinfolk of opponents have been among the best airplane hired via the Idlfieg (Imperial German Air provider) for a lot of worldwide conflict 1, with the D.III and D.Va being flown by way of lots of the 363 pilots who certified as aces at some point soon of their frequently short careers. The Albatros was once the scourge of the RFC at the Western entrance in 1916-17, with pilots of the calibre of von Richthofen, Boelke and Schleich slicing swathes via their rivals. good over 4000 Albatros scouts have been outfitted among 1916 and 1918, and so they have been additionally broadly utilized by the Austro-Hungarians opposed to Russian, Italian and British plane till war's finish.
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Faced with an effective British naval blockade of all German maritime traffic, the War Ministry created in 1916 a Central Purchasing Company (ZEG – Zentraleinkauftsgesellschaft), which purchased in neutral states, notably Holland and Sweden, what Germany could not produce at home. However, the government failed to guarantee the supply of food. With falling harvests and imports impossible, local authorities and the federal government attempted to fix maximum retail prices for food and clothing. In January 1915, the Imperial Grain Office introduced bread rationing, followed by the rationing of all foodstuffs.
It is not true that our troops treated Louvain brutally. Furious inhabitants having treacherously fallen upon them in their quarters, our troops with aching hearts were obliged to fire a part of the town, as punishment. The greatest part of Louvain has been preserved . . It is not true that our warfare pays no respects to international laws. It knows no undisciplined cruelty. But in the east, the earth is saturated with the blood of women and children unmercifully butchered by the wild Russian troops, and in the west, dumdum bullets mutilate the breasts of our soldiers .
Compare the justifications each national representative gives for the declaration of war in Sources J, K and L. (6 marks) 4. What is the purpose of the declaration of zemstvo representatives (Source M)? (3 marks) *5. In light of your own knowledge, how far do the Sources reveal German and Russian support for the war to be less wholehearted than in Britain and France? (8 marks) Worked answer *5. [This question carries the most marks and should therefore produce the longest answer. Although it is the last question asked, you must ensure that you have sufficient time left to answer it.