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Englanders and Huns

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A completely fresh look at the enmity between Britain and Germany that all but destroyed Europe. Half a century before 1914, most Britons saw the Germans as poor and rather comical cousins - and most Germans looked up to the British as their natural mentors. Over the next five decades, each came to think that the other simply had to be confronted - in Europe, in Africa, in the Pacific and at last in the deadly race to cover the North Sea with dreadnoughts. But why? Why did so many Britons come to see in Germany everything that was fearful and abhorrent? Why did so many Germans come to see any German who called dobbel fohlt while playing Das Lawn Tennis as the dupe of a global conspiracy? Packed with long-forgotten stories such as the murder of Queen Victoria's cook in Bohn, the disaster to Germany's ironclads under the White Cliffs, bizarre early colonial clashes and the precise, dark moment when Anglophobia begat modern anti-Semitism, this is the fifty-year saga of the tragic, and often tragicomic, delusions and miscalculations that led to the defining cataclysm of our times - the breaking of empires and the womb of horrors, the Great War. Richly illustrated with the words and pictures that formed our ancestors' disastrous opinions, it will forever change the telling of this fateful tale.

In very good condition with some wear to dust jacket edges and slight marks on the surface. Boards slightly rubbed on edges and page edges slightly discoloured.

Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.5" x 1.5" (24 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm)

Item details

Added value:
1st Edition
Author(s):
James Hawes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 6.5" x 1.5" (24 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm)
Edition:
1st Edition 2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0857205285
ISBN-13:
9780857205285
Number of pages:
437
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Title:
Englanders and Huns

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A completely fresh look at the enmity between Britain and Germany that all but destroyed Europe. Half a century before 1914, most Britons saw the Germans as poor and rather comical cousins - and most Germans looked up to the British as their natural mentors. Over the next five decades, each came to think that the other simply had to be confronted - in Europe, in Africa, in the Pacific and at last in the deadly race to cover the North Sea with dreadnoughts. But why? Why did so many Britons come to see in Germany everything that was fearful and abhorrent? Why did so many Germans come to see any German who called dobbel fohlt while playing Das Lawn Tennis as the dupe of a global conspiracy? Packed with long-forgotten stories such as the murder of Queen Victoria's cook in Bohn, the disaster to Germany's ironclads under the White Cliffs, bizarre early colonial clashes and the precise, dark moment when Anglophobia begat modern anti-Semitism, this is the fifty-year saga of the tragic, and often tragicomic, delusions and miscalculations that led to the defining cataclysm of our times - the breaking of empires and the womb of horrors, the Great War. Richly illustrated with the words and pictures that formed our ancestors' disastrous opinions, it will forever change the telling of this fateful tale.

In very good condition with some wear to dust jacket edges and slight marks on the surface. Boards slightly rubbed on edges and page edges slightly discoloured.

Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.5" x 1.5" (24 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm)

Added value:
1st Edition
Author(s):
James Hawes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.5" x 6.5" x 1.5" (24 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm)
Edition:
1st Edition 2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0857205285
ISBN-13:
9780857205285
Number of pages:
437
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Title:
Englanders and Huns

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