Winston Churchill and the German Question in British Foreign by Donald Graeme Boadle (auth.)

By Donald Graeme Boadle (auth.)

It was once within the early summer time of 1906 that Violet Bonham Carter first met Winston Churchill: an come upon which left an "indelible im­ pression" upon her. "I stumbled on myself," she recalled, sitting subsequent to this younger guy who appeared to me relatively assorted from the other younger guy I had ever met. for a very long time he remained sunk in abstraction. Then he looked as if it would observe my lifestyles. He tumed on me a decreasing gaze and requested me without notice how outdated i used to be. I responded that i used to be nineteen. HAnd I," he acknowledged virtually despairingly, "am thirty-two already. more youthful than a person else who counts, though," he extra, as though to convenience himself. Then savagely: "Curse ruthless time! Curse our personal mortality! How cruelly brief is the disbursed span for all we needs to cram into it!" And he burst forth into an eloquent diatribe at the shortness of human lifestyles, the immensity of attainable human accomplishment - a topic so good exploited via the poets, prophets and philosophers of every age that it may well appear tricky to take a position it with a brand new existence and startling value. but for me he did so, in a torrent of brilliant language which looked to be either easy and inexhaustible and ended up with the phrases I shall regularly 1 have in mind: "We are all worms. yet I do think that i'm a glow worm.

Show description

Read or Download Winston Churchill and the German Question in British Foreign Policy 1918–1922 PDF

Best german_9 books

Wirtschaftsjournalismus: Grundlagen und neue Konzepte für die Presse

Das Buch ist eine Einführung in die Grundlagen des Wirtschaftsjournalismus in der Presse. Es stellt erfolgreiche Strategien der Leseransprache vor und analysiert die Grundlagen eines Berufsfeldes, das sich nach den Kursstürzen an den Börsen neu orientiert.

Testamentsvollstreckung: Vermögensnachfolgegestaltung für Steuerberater und Vermögensverwalter

Testamentsvollstreckung durch Steuerberater und Vermögensverwalter ist die moderne shape der Vermögensnachfolgegestaltung. Sie haben umfassenden Einblick in die Vermögensverhältnisse ihrer Mandanten und genießen deren Vertrauen. Das Werk bietet nicht nur das vollständige Grundlagenwissen für den Fachberater Testamentsvollstreckung und Nachlassverwaltung (DStV e.

Der Gesetzgeber und die Gentechnik: Das Spannungsverhältnis von Interessen, Sach- und Zeitdruck

Gegenstand der Untersuchung ist die Gesetzgebung zur außerhumanen Gentechnik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Ziel ist es, die Vorgeschichte einer gesetzlichen Regelung der Gentechnik in der Bundesrepublik, das Gentechnikgesetz aus dem Jahr 1990 und seine beiden Novellen aus den Jahren 1993 und 2002 im Spannungsverhältnis von Interessen, Sach- und Zeitdruck zu analysieren.

Additional info for Winston Churchill and the German Question in British Foreign Policy 1918–1922

Sample text

7II-2. C. , cols 85-6 (29 October 1919): Churchill speaking on the Army of Occupation during a debate on the Chancellor of the Exchequer's review of Britain's economic position. ," on 23 November 1919. PEACEMAKING WITH GERMANY, I9 I8- I 9 I 9 v. 39 CHURCHILL'S CRITIQUE OF THE PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE In many ways, Churchill was a spectator to the conclusion of peace with Germany. He was not a member of the British Empire Delegation that went to Paris, although he did attend some meetings of the Supreme Council in February, in conjunction with his duties at the War Office.

32 PEACEMAKING WITH GERMANY, 1918-1919 as a persistent opponent of the "weapon of starvation," epitomizing British repugnance at employing a weapon that fell mainly upon women and children. For this reason, he assures us in The Aftermath, he made a "deliberately rough exposure" of the situation to the House of Commons, on 3 March. 98 A passage from Hansard was adduced in support of this contention; it is reproduced below, the material enc10sed in square brackets being omitted by Churchill in his book.

P. 352 (30 December 1951), p. 369 (19 ]anuary 1952). 81 Winston Churchill, "The Truth about the ex-Kaiser," Strand Magazine, November 1930, p. 486. , p. 482. 59 80 PEACEMAKING WITH GERMANY, 1918-1919 20 and sway the course of history. " When the article on the Kaiser was revised for inclusion in Great Contemporaries, Churchill included a new paragraph, in which he urged the desirability of a Hohenzollern restoration, accompanied by strict constitutional limitations. "63 The cumulative effect of this writing leaves the reader with the vaguely-sensed impression that Churchill had, if not expressed, at least hoped for a "Grandson of the Kaiser" on the throne in 1918.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 5 votes