Reply To: The Guns of August and World War I


I completely agree on the anti-German slant. I recall one of the chapters in which she outright states that behavior by the German military during their invasion of Belgium was an extension of German values and tradition. She also describes them as blinkered and narrowed minded when it came to understanding other cultures, painting the military commanders as barbaric Huns intent on conquest, when it’s pretty clear that all the countries involved had been preparing to fight for years before the war started. Nobody entered that war merely to defend their own land, as the Treaty of Versailles demonstrated.