The Triumph of Unarmed Forces (1914-1918): An Account of the Transactions by Which Germany During the Great War Was Able to Obtain Supplies Prior to Her Collapse Under the Pressure of Economic Forces (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Triumph of Unarmed Forces (1914-1918): An Account of the Transactions by Which Germany During the Great War Was Able to Obtain Supplies Prior to Her Collapse Under the Pressure of Economic Forces

England's entry and the battle of the Marne had placed all hope of an early decision for Germany out of the question; and the problem with which Germany was faced from the very beginning was an economic one: she was not self-supporting, and the supplies upon which she depended for feeding, clothing and munitioning her armies, and for supporting her civil population, had to come from oversea.

The four years' Great War was a struggle for the mastery of these supplies. The essence of war, it is generally held, lies in the application of force, and in the acts of unbridled Violence to which licence is given. But in 1914 - 1918 the clash of arms, the destruction of cities and even the passing subjugation of smaller nations were not the sole determining factors of an issue in which one half of the more highly organised nations of the earth sought to impose its will upon the other half. In a war of lesser magnitude and shorter duration, and with the seas open, they might have been. The real struggle itself was un accompanied by any single act of Violence; yet it was more deadly in its passive relentlessness than the military forces and engines of war, on which the whole attention of the world was exclusively riveted.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Montagu William Warcop Peter Consett

Hardback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781396156403

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm

Page Count -

Paperback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781390390186

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.1 cm

Page Count - 397

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