The Scaremongers (RLE The First World War) : The Advocacy of War and Rearmament 1896-1914
By: Morris, A. J. A.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Library Editions: The First World War: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (1070 p.).ISBN: 9781317701026.Subject(s): Germany -- Foreign public opinion, British | Press and propaganda -- Great Britain | Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Scaremongers (RLE The First World War) : The Advocacy of War and Rearmament 1896-1914DDC classification: 327.410430904 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue: Scaremongering: the charge rehearsed, accepted and enhanced; Part 1: Making friends and choosing enemies: the diplomats; 1. The Kaiser sends a telegram and Chirol is aggrieved; 2. The new tenant at 66 Dorotheenstrasse; 3. Leo Maxse's ABC of better relations with Russia; 4. To league with the shameless Hun; 5. New friends and old enemies; 6. Einkreisungspolitik - encirclement
Part 2: Alarums and excursions: the admirals and the generals7. Dies irae, dies illa; 8. Is the Kaiser coming for tea?; 9. Enter 'the gorgeous Wreckington'; 10. A discordant band of brothers; 11. The Committee of Imperial Defence investigates; 12. Of secrets, spies and saboteurs; 13. Hysteria navalis; 14. The sinking of Admiral Fisher; Part 3: For national security and party advantage: the politicians; 15. Naval scaremongering: Garvin's election cannon-ball; 16. Conscription, or how to lose friends and votes; Part 4: 'And he gathered them in a place called ... Armageddon'
17. Collapse of the Triple Entente18. A domestic interlude: Lord Northcliffe asserts himself; 19. 1911: Annus mirabilis; 20. Priming the magazine; 21. Military matters: Repington fights real and imagined foes; 22. Over the brink; Epilogue: Account rendered: the rewards of excess; Sources and notes; Select bibliography; Biographical index; Subject index
<P>This revealing book illustrates how the passion for war was fostered and promoted. The author provides detailed evidence of how and why an image of Germany as a nation determined upon world hegemony was deliberately promoted by a group of British newspaper editors, proprietors and journalists. This book examines the role of these 'scaremongers'. Were they as influential as their critics claimed? Did they influence the minds of their readers and shape events? Were they guilty of creating a climate of opinion that ensured that their prophecies of inevitable Anglo-German war became fact in 191
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