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Blockade of Germany after the armistice, 1918-1919

Blockade of Germany after the armistice, 1918-1919

selected documents of the Supreme Economic Council, Superior Blockade Council, American Relief Administration, and other wartime organisations

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Published by Howard Fertig in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1942 ed., which was originally issued as Publication no.16 of the Hoover Library on War, Revolution, and Peace.

Statementselected and edited by Suda Lorena Bane and Ralph Haswell Lutz.
ContributionsBane, Suda Lorena., Lutz, Ralph H. 1886-1968.
The Physical Object
Pagination874p.
Number of Pages874
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20175548M

Furthermore, he points out Blockade of Germany after the armistice. The total blockade was lifted on 17 January when the Allies allowed the importation of food under their supervision; however, food deliveries were delayed until 8 March when the German government agreed to the restrictions imposed by the Allies. By performing this service for his readers, Vincent has made a contribution to the never-ending task of revising and refining our perception of history, which can never be one hundred percent accurate or immune to change. As one German put it: "Soon the women who stood in the pallid queues before shops spoke more about their children's hunger than about the death of their husbands. The Germans made use of this advantage and sent out about 20 U-boats to begin the naval blockade.

Western front: The Germans appear to win a second chance of victory on the western front early in Even 1918-1919 book the immediate situation was saved by a last-minute relaxation of the blockade on food, the longer-term results of the resultant famine were still disastrous. This is what Britain did on November 3, when it announced, allegedly in response to the discovery of a German ship unloading mines off the English coast, that henceforth the whole of the North Sea was a military area, which would be mined and into which neutral ships proceeded "at their own peril. Edmondshypothesized that the blockade led to revolutionary movements but concluded that, based on the evidence, "it is more than doubtful whether this is the proper explanation. The sea conflicts culminated in the Battle of Jutland in

British ships 1918-1919 book behind neutral flags would not be spared, though some effort would be made to avoid sinking clearly neutral vessels. America wanted to stay out of the European war, but American public opinion had turned against Germany, as unrestricted submarine warfare seemed to confirm the German reputation for brutality. Of the notorious British propaganda document luridly detailing the nonexistent German atrocities in Belgium, he writes: "It is true that in the light of postwar investigation the veracity of some of the deeds instanced in the Bryce Report has come into question" p. Hunt, who was in charge of civil affairs in the American occupied zone of the Rhineland, held that food shortages were a post-armistice phenomenon caused solely by the disruptions of the German Revolution of — The food shortages caused looting and riots, not only in Germany, but also in Vienna and Budapest.


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Blockade of Germany after the armistice, 1918-1919 Download PDF Ebook

The immediate centerpiece of this policy was the blockade. The food shortages got so bad that Austria-Hungary hijacked ships on the Danube that were meant to deliver food to Germany.

Furthermore, he points out pp. For example, 1918-1919 book listening to complaints from the Austrian ambassador on the illegality Blockade of Germany after the armistice the British blockade, Colonel House, Wilson's intimate advisor on foreign affairs, noted in his diary: "He forgets to add that England is not exercising her power in an objectionable way, for it is controlled by a democracy.

In addition there is one further ominous detail. Others hold that the armistice on 11 November was forced primarily Blockade of Germany after the armistice events on the Western Frontrather than any actions of the civilian population.

Among the corollaries of this was that food not intended for military use could legitimately be transported to a neutral port, even if it ultimately found its way to the enemy's territory.

In so doing, Vincent argues that the German leadership committed two serious errors; "They totally underestimated the vigor with which the Allies would counter the effects of the submarine;" and "they failed to appreciate the consequence of America's potential addition to the side of the Allies" p.

Vincent tellingly recreates the atmosphere of jubilation that surrounded the outbreak of the war that was truly the fateful watershed of the twentieth century. A bibliography of Ralph Raico's work, compiled by Tyler Kubik, is found here. Apart from leading to shortages in vital raw materials such as coal and non-ferrous metals, the blockade also deprived Germany of supplies of fertiliser that were vital to agriculture.

Vincent's study is divided into six chapters. During the past year the US president has spoken frequently on the necessary basis for a lasting peace in Europe. This policy made for difficult relations with neutral countries, particularly the United States. The author's choice of telling quotations from eye witnesses helps to bring home to the reader the reality of a famine such as had not been experienced in Europe outside of Russia since Ireland's travail in the s.

Lest American college students miss the moral of his story, he ends with the assertion: "It was certainly in the interest of national security to go to war … logic demanded entrance. At the armistice discussions in Januarythe Allies offered to let Germany import food if it agreed to turn over its merchant fleet, a condition that Germany refused until the last armistice discussions in March.

As Germany could not fight with the big British Royal Navy on an even basis, the only possible way Germany could impose a blockade on Britain was through the submarines.

On October 3 the Kaiser appoints a new chancellor, Prince Max of Baden, who is internationally respected during the war he has worked with the Red Cross for the welfare of prisoners on both sides.

Cited in Peterson, Propaganda, p. The Chancellor of Germany was against this sort of blockade because it meant attacking neutral ships as those of the United States as well. Apart from leading to shortages in vital raw materials such as coal and nonferrous metals, the blockade also deprived Germany of supplies of fertiliser that were vital to agriculture.

The end result of the blockade and especially of its continuation after November 11, was, as Vincent terms it in the title of his sixth and final chapter, "The Making of a Quagmire.

Hunger in War and Peace: Women and Children in Germany, 1914

1918-1919 book IWM SP This hunger blockade belongs to the category of forgotten state atrocities of the twentieth century. Blockade of Germany after the armistice on the above-mentioned German study ofthey maintained, "A thorough inquiry has led to the conclusion that the number of 'civilian' deaths traceable to the war was , to which number must be added aboutdeaths caused by the influenza epidemic".

In Decemberthe National Health Office in Berlin calculated thatpersons had died as a result of the 1918-1919 book by that time; the number added to this in the first months of is unknown.

German official statistics estimatedcivilian malnutrition and disease deaths were caused by the blockade of Germany.Through the period from the armistice on 11 November until the signing of the peace treaty with Germany on 28 Junethe Allies maintained the naval blockade of Germany that had begun during the war.

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