miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014

Unconditional hatred

German War Guilt and the Future of Europe
Autor: Cap. Russel, Grenfell

The author of this hard-hitting book came from an old English naval family. He served in the Royal Navy for over thirty years, participating in most of the decisive actions of World War I and subsequently helping to direct the Royal Navy Staff College.

Captain Grenfell's books on naval strategy — Sea Power (1941), The Bismarck Episode (1948), Nelson the Sailor (1949), and Main Fleet to Singapore (1951) — are known throughout the English-speaking world for their brilliance and their clarity. They were given top priority by reviewers here and abroad.

This final book — Captain Grenfell died suddenly of unknown causes in 1954 as he was drafting a sequel to it — is a 21-gun broadside on policy rather than strategy; it touches on so many raw nerves, conflicts with so many prejudices and vested interests, that publication has had to take place in our still largely free and uncensored United States. No English publisher will touch it as of the present — nor has any important American reviewer recognized its existence.

Those who are still fighting World War II will not like this book; but those who are tired of the same old black-and-white clichés with regard to Germany will welcome it as a breath of fresh air. Unconditional Hatred will find its readership, despite an almost complete blackout by the press. The present printing includes the final corrections and last-minute additions of Captain Grenfell.

1 How Britain Entered the First World War 
2 Lord Vansittart and the German Butcher-Bird 
3 Germany and Denmark (1864) and Austria (1866) 
4 The Butcher-Bird and France (1870) 
5 Who Started the First World War? 
6 Germany and Poland (1939) 
7 What Was Mr. Churchill's War Object? 
8 Mr. Churchill's Mistake 
9 The High Cost of Hatred 
10 Politicians in Control of War 
11 Errors by Wartime Politicians 
12 The British Object in 1815 and 1945 
13 International Guilt and Innocence 
14 Advantages of Negotiated Peace 
15 The Prospect of Europe 
16 Britain and the Immediate Future 
17 Conclusions 


1 The Ems Telegram and Bismarck's Press Communiqué 
2 The Austrian Demands on Serbia in 1914 
3 Resolution Passed by Various German ex-Service
Organizations in July 1952 
4 Addenda 


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