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The art of staying neutral : the Netherlands in the First World War, 1914-1918

Author: Maartje M Abbenhuis
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Art of Staying Neutral offers an insight into the problems and challenges associated with neutrality in an age of 'total war'. It explains how the Netherlands upheld and protected its non-belligerency during the First World War (1914-1918) despite constant interference in its affairs from its warring neighbours, especially Germany and Great Britain."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abbenhuis, Maartje M.
Art of staying neutral.
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607691787
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maartje M Abbenhuis
ISBN: 9053568182 9789053568187
OCLC Number: 71710225
Description: 423 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the war knocked on our door, it did not step inside : the Netherlands and the Great War --
Ch. 1. A nation too small to commit great stupidities : the Netherlands and neutrality --
Ch. 2. A pack of lions : the Dutch armed forces --
Ch. 3. Api Api : the mobilisation July-August 1914 --
Ch. 4. Calm amidst the raging waves : defending territorial neutrality --
Ch. 5. Fugitives of war : refugees and internees --
Ch. 6. Shifting sand and gravel : military and economic neutrality --
Ch. 7. Somewhere between war and peace : the states of war and siege --
Ch. 8. Ash-grey with neutrality : safeguarding neutrality in the state of siege --
Ch. 9. The war for bread and guns : supply and the fate of a small nation --
Ch. 10. No more war! : the furore over leave and demobilisation --
Ch. 11. This dreary war : expressions of popular frustration --
Ch. 12. All hell has broken loose : the year 1918 --
Conclusion : between the devil and the deep blue sea : the paradox of neutrality.
Responsibility: Maartje M. Abbenhuis.
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Offers a comprehensive and insightful account of the history of the Netherlands and its neutrality in the First World War, taking into account domestic and international implications.  Read more...

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