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A General Sketch Of The European War

Auhtor: Hilaire Belloc

Language: english
Published: 1915

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Review by A. Dent, September 2007


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Excerpts from the Book 'A General Sketch Of The European War':

... put into the form of the following declaration. It is a declaration consonant with most that has been written from the German standpoint during more ...
... about twenty miles below Vienna-is the original Austrian State German-speaking as a whole, and the historic centre of the entire agglomeration. East ...
... passenger lines, and carefully co-ordinated with the rest of the Prussian scheme throughout the world. At a date determined by the same general policy, ...
... these two ultimata and the events connected with them are again to be carefully noted, for they further illuminate us upon the German plan. That to ...
... the central position of Austria and Germany in Europe helped the British and Allied blockade (I repeat, a very partial, timid, and insufficient blockade) ...
... Belgium is a definite new territory, the occupation of which and the proposed annexation of which is a proof of victory. (f) The retention of Belgium ...
... point, and, in spite of the grave inconvenience proceeding from the way in which all material communications centred upon the capital and all established ...
... was no one to answer, and there is a story of one regiment for which one surviving man answered with regularity until he also died. What fights is ...
... troops have to advance on a narrow front, as in carrying a bridge or causeway or a street or any other kind of defile, my troops, if they can stand ...
... the modern German military temper and the age-long traditions of the French service consists in this: That the German theory is based upon a presumption ...
... several reasons, which it is worth while to enumerate, as they will aid our judgment in obtaining a true balance between these initial movements and ...
... more important than this display was the opening on the evening of the same day, Thursday, August 20th, of the first fire against the eastern defences ...
... of thirteen army corps, each army corps half as large again as the active or first line allowed for, add some imperfectly trained but certainly large ...
... day of the retreat, was undertaken by the 2nd British Division from the region of Harmignies, which advanced as though with the object of retaking Binche. ...
... with all the rest, it actually occupied the position CD, which made it far more likely to be surrounded than if it had been a day's march farther back, ...
... large body which was being gathered behind and in the neighbourhood of Paris. With these three main considerations in mind, and in particular the third, ...
... delivered in the West. That is the largest view of the matter. In more detail, we know that the main part of this task was entrusted to the Austro-Hungarian ...
... front of a great town, when the chances are against you, is as great an error as to fight in front of a marsh with few causeways so far as mere topography ...
... be avoided. It was this character in the dreary south of East Prussia which was the cause of Tannenberg, and as we read the strategical plan of that ...
... numbers: the defence, and half as much as the defence, and more again. The line swung down irresistible, with the massy weight of its club aimed at ...