Best of Enemies: Britain and Germany: 100 Years of Truth and Lies

Best of Enemies: Britain and Germany: 100 Years of Truth and Lies

Best of Enemies Britain and Germany Years of Truth and Lies This is the stunning popular history of years of Anglo German love hate Richard Milton exposes the secrets of a relationship steeped in mutual admiration blood and propaganda In August

  • Title: Best of Enemies: Britain and Germany: 100 Years of Truth and Lies
  • Author: Richard Milton
  • ISBN: 9781840468281
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the stunning popular history of 100 years 1845 1945 of Anglo German love hate Richard Milton exposes the secrets of a relationship steeped in mutual admiration, blood and propaganda In August 1914, Britain s first act of war was not to mobilise its army or the Grand Fleet It was to cut cables preventing German propaganda from reaching American newspapers ThisThis is the stunning popular history of 100 years 1845 1945 of Anglo German love hate Richard Milton exposes the secrets of a relationship steeped in mutual admiration, blood and propaganda In August 1914, Britain s first act of war was not to mobilise its army or the Grand Fleet It was to cut cables preventing German propaganda from reaching American newspapers This war of words would quickly become as vicious as the slaughter on the Western Front For a century, Britain and Germany had been closer than any other two countries Germany was Britain s biggest export market, and vice versa Germans adopted English dress, customs and manners German thinking on race, national identity, eugenics, and racial supremacy also had its roots in British thinkers like Darwin, Huxley and Galton Even as late as the Nazi era, Hess, Himmler, Goering and Hitler himself remained passionate Anglophiles During WW1, however, Germany, Britain and the USA spent billions on clandestine propaganda to blacken each other s reputations This gargantuan effort gave birth to the PR industry itself later seized upon by Nazi propagandist Goebbels to devastating effect Richard Milton s expertly written popular history gives a fresh perspective on this tumultuous, painful love hate relationship, and is also a brilliant study of propaganda itself now than ever a vital weapon of war.

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    According to this book, Darwin should shoulder a fair part of the blame for the Holocaust. Also, "The Luftwaffe bombs that spread death and destruction from the skies over London in 1940 were a direct result of the thinking of Charles Darwin [and some other learned men]." You may be unsurprised to learn that Milton's other works include Shattering the Myths of Darwinism.For some reason, multiple points and quotes are repeated throughout the book. Bernard Shaw and D.H. Lawrence's comments on euge [...]

    Students of British and World War history may have heard about relations between the British Royal and German Imperial families (Kaiser Wilhelm II was a grandson of Queen Victoria) and that Hitler professed admiration for the British but their understanding rarely goes beyond that. “Best of Enemies” fleshes out the ties that bound the two peoples, even while they were engaged in death struggles.Author Richard Milton posits that Anglo-German ties were both personal and ideological. He illustr [...]

    Not, as I thought, a review of 100 years of Anglo-German relations but a lazy, shoddy attempt to blame everyone from Darwin and Virginia Woolf to the entire English aristocracy for inspiring Hitler into emulating them. Entire off-topic passages - for example where the author fulminates against Britain's lack of a written constitution being the reason Blair was able to invade Iraq (didn't the US invade too and don't they have a written constitution? And what the hell has that got to do with Germa [...]

    My first real read about propaganda. It make me to better understand the two WW and the relationship about the two countries. It's also a must read to everybody working in PR, Because, let's be honest, wars are won first through propaganda and then on the battlefields. WWI has grounded our modern society not only by mass production, with bombing of civil, with technological improvements but also with the marketing used by all manufactures to introduce new products and change our everyday life.

    This is an excellent read on the strikingly similar and parallel cultures of the two peoples in the era leading to the two world wars. Something that is not often known. There is also quite a bit written on the history of PR and psyops during that period, which could prove useful for those studying into this area. Minor annoyance for someone who's picky (like me) - quite a few repetition of quotes as well as points the author wants to put across.

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