At the April meeting, Christoph Bull gave a talk entitled ‘The Kaiser’s War’. This was a different view of the First World War being from the German perspective. As he had one German and one English grandfather, he was well able to do this.

In Germany and Austria this war was not much talked of, being overshadowed by what happened in WW2. It was rather thought of by the ordinary people as being self-defence; they were convinced that they were in the right. He noted that Germany did not have many colonies unlike Britain and had no long history as a united country, having been made up of many separate states.

Adrienne Rogers
19 April 2016

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