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The Kaiser : warlord of the Second Reich

Author: Alan Palmer
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wilhelm II or William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht; English: Frederick William Victor Albert) (27 January 1859 ? 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was a grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe. Crowned in 1888, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Palmer, Alan Warwick.
Kaiser.
New York : Scribner, ©1978
(OCoLC)644323766
Named Person: William, German Emperor; William, German Emperor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Palmer
ISBN: 0684156377 9780684156378
OCLC Number: 3903311
Description: 276 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Alan Palmer.

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"Wilhelm II or William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht; English: Frederick William Victor Albert) (27 January 1859 ? 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918. He was a grandson of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe. Crowned in 1888, he dismissed the Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, in 1890 and launched Germany on a bellicose "New Course" in foreign affairs that culminated in his support for Austria-Hungary in the crisis of July 1914 that led to World War I. Bombastic and impetuous, he sometimes made tactless pronouncements on sensitive topics without consulting his ministers, culminating in a disastrous Daily Telegraph interview that cost him most of his power in 1908. His generals dictated policy during World War I with little regard for the civilian government. An ineffective war leader, he lost the support of the army, abdicated in November 1918, and fled to exile in the Netherlands."--Wikipedia.

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