Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany

Absolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial GermanyAbsolute Destruction: Military Culture and the Practices of War in Imperial Germany by Isabel V. Hull
ISBN: 9780801472930
Published by Cornell University Press on January 12th 2006
Genres: Germany, Military
Pages: 400

Len's Summary: An institution's descent from administrative murder into genocide - unchecked by civilian control -- traced from German Southwest Africa into Belgium and France to Armenia, and the final Western Front battles of World War I.

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great World War

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great World WarA Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law During the Great World War by Isabel V. Hull
ISBN: 9780801452734
Published by Cornell University Press on May 13th 2014
Genres: Foreign & International Law, Law, Military
Pages: 352

Len's Summary: The profound tension between international law and military necessity illustrated by differing French, British and German responses and how state structures and differing legal traditions shaped these responses in seven discrete instances. // A comparative study of decision-making in England, France and Germany as regards Belgian neutrality, the land war in the west, occupation of enemy territory, blockade, unrestricted submarine warfare and the introduction of new weaponry including poison gas and the zeppelin.