By Edward Hancock
The booklet covers intimately the assaults of 14-18 July 1916 opposed to the Bazentin Woods and villages and past. Walks and excursions of the environment parts are integrated with designated motion maps.
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For Wehler this had been the pivotal concept. 28 It supplied a vital ‘technique of rule’ for holding back ‘the advancing forces of parliamentarisation and democratisation’. It allowed German foreign policymakers to convert popular nationalism into a ‘long-term integrative factor which helped stabilise an anachronistic 25 See here Anievas 2013; Green 2012; Rosenberg 2013. For the move by historians toward ‘de-centering’, see especially Mulligan 2010, and Clark 2012. 26 For excellent commentary developed at the time, see Iggers 1985, pp.
459. 48 Fischer 1967, p. 264. 49 See Reismann-Grone and von Liebert 1905. As a twenty-eight year old, Theodor Reismann-Grone (1863–1949) had been a charter signatory of the Pan-Germans’ founding manifesto in 1891 and remained a leading voice until he broke with the leadership around Heinrich Claβ during World War i. Appointed in 1891 General Secretary of the Ruhr Mineowners’s Association, he resigned after several years to devote himself fully to the Rheinisch-Westfälische Zeitung, which he made into an organ of pro-industrial, overtly radical nationalist opinion.
112–93. 40 Eley the early Wilhelmine years in the mid-1890s; next, linking the First Moroccan Crisis and the so-called ‘Hottentot elections’ in 1903–7; and finally, after the Second Moroccan or Agadir Crisis in 1911–14. Each was marked by an intensive concentration of public discussion across the press, associations, universities, and wider publicistic activity, intersecting with the business and government worlds, while finding powerful resonance among the parties and in the Reichstag. 55 Inside this consensus were some important fissures, the most serious involving the presence of an increasingly noisy and virulent radical nationalism, or so-called ‘national opposition’, which first emerged in the more radical wing of the colonial movement of the 1880s before regrouping into the Pan-German League during 1890–4.
BAZENTIN RIDGE: SOMME (Battleground Europe) by Edward Hancock