First World War (Questions and Analysis in History) by Ian Cawood

By Ian Cawood

The 1st international warfare examines the outbreak, occasions themselves and aftermath of the nice warfare, and the political, social and financial results at the eu international locations concerned. very important issues explored contain :* recruitment and propaganda* women's involvement within the struggle* protest and pacifism* the hyperlinks among the conflict and the revolutions in Russia and Germany.

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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.

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