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Britain and Germany in the Twentieth Century

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The history of British-German relations in the twentieth century has been characterized by a remarkable dichotomy of friendship and hostility. What started as a family affair with Kaiser Wilhelm II, the grandson of Queen Victoria, and his admiration for the British Navy, soon turned into a violent struggle for superiority in Europe during two World Wars. After 1945 the two countries became allies, if not friends, again. But when Germany was reunified in 1990, Prime Minister Thatcher did not hesitate to warn that history might repeat itself, referring to the creation of the German Reich in 1871 as the starting-point of the European tragedy.
This book considers the most critical aspects of this volatile relationship during the past 100 years: the rivalry at sea before World War I, David Lloyd George and the Weimar Republic, the appeasement policy of the 1930's and Rudolf Hess's flight to Scotland in 1941, the post-World War II period of occupation and partnership, and the British attitude toward the new Germany post-1990.


Pages are in fine condition, Board is in fine condition.

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Author(s):
Edited by Gortemaker, Manfred
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
English First Edition 2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1859738427
ISBN-13:
9781859738429
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
Berg
Title:
Britain and Germany in the Twentieth Century

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The history of British-German relations in the twentieth century has been characterized by a remarkable dichotomy of friendship and hostility. What started as a family affair with Kaiser Wilhelm II, the grandson of Queen Victoria, and his admiration for the British Navy, soon turned into a violent struggle for superiority in Europe during two World Wars. After 1945 the two countries became allies, if not friends, again. But when Germany was reunified in 1990, Prime Minister Thatcher did not hesitate to warn that history might repeat itself, referring to the creation of the German Reich in 1871 as the starting-point of the European tragedy.
This book considers the most critical aspects of this volatile relationship during the past 100 years: the rivalry at sea before World War I, David Lloyd George and the Weimar Republic, the appeasement policy of the 1930's and Rudolf Hess's flight to Scotland in 1941, the post-World War II period of occupation and partnership, and the British attitude toward the new Germany post-1990.


Pages are in fine condition, Board is in fine condition.

Author(s):
Edited by Gortemaker, Manfred
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
English First Edition 2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1859738427
ISBN-13:
9781859738429
Number of pages:
226
Publisher:
Berg
Title:
Britain and Germany in the Twentieth Century

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