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The Art of Staying Neutral : the Netherlands in the First World War, 1914-1918.

Author: Maartje Abbenhuis
Publisher: [S.l.] : Amsterdam University Press, 2006.
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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.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maartje Abbenhuis
ISBN: 9789053568187 9053568182
OCLC Number: 874354611
Description: 424 S
Contents: Table of Contents[-]List of Tables, Maps and Illustrations[-]Acknowledgements[-]Preface by Piet de Rooij[-]Introduction: The War Knocked on Our Door, It Did Not Step Inside: The Netherlands and the Great War[-]Chapter 1: A Nation Too Small to Commit Great Stupidities: The Netherlands and Neutrality[-]Chapter 2: A Pack of Lions: The Dutch Armed Forces[-]Chapter 3: Api Api: The Mobilisation July-August 1914[-]Chapter 4: Calm Amidst the Raging Waves: Defending Territorial Neutrality[-]Chapter 5: Fugitives of War: Refugees and Internees[-]Chapter 6: Shifting Sand and Gravel: Military and Economic Neutrality[-]Chapter 7: Somewhere Between War and Peace: The States of War and Siege[-]Chapter 8: Ash-Grey with Neutrality: Safeguarding Neutrality in the State of Siege[-]Chapter 9: The War for Bread and Guns: Supply and the Fate of a Small Nation[-]Chapter 10: No More War! The Furore over Leave and Demobilisation[-]Chapter 11: This Dreary War: Expressions of Popular Frustration[-]Chapter 12: All Hell Has Broken Loose: The Year 1918[-]Conclusion: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Paradox of Neutrality[-]Appendices[-]Illustrations Credits[-]Notes[-]Bibliography[-]Index[-]


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"In this solid, workmanlike, thoroughly researched study, [the author] shows how difficult the maintenance of neutrality rendered life in the Netherlands during the First World War, affecting every Read more...

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