Joyeux Noёl: The Beginnings of WWI and the Christmas Truce of 1914 – The Occidental Observer

December 25, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

With the hindsight offered by ninety-nine years, it is obvious that the outbreak of the World War I marked not merely the beginning of the most destructive war in history up to that time, but a fundamental civilizational watershed. While the fighting was going on, nearly all participants assumed they had been forced into the struggle by naked aggression from the other side. It took historians years to unravel what had actually happened.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the German Army was the best in Europe, capable of defeating any individual rival. Yet Germany had no natural borders, and was vulnerable to a joint attack on two fronts: by France and Britain in the West and the Russian Empire in the East. A German defeat was considered virtually inevitable in such a scenario.

The Franco-Russian alliance of 1894, which became the Triple Entente when Britain joined in 1907, realized Germany’s worst fears.

Source: Joyeux Noёl: The Beginnings of WWI and the Christmas Truce of 1914 – The Occidental Observer

The Loss of Life, From World War I to World War III. What Would Happen if a Third World War Were to Break Out? – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

November 21, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The Paris November commemoration of the End of World War I: The War the End All Wars  acknowledges that 14 million lives were lost in the course of The Great War I (1914-18).  

The largest casualties were incurred by Russia, France, Germany, Italy, the British Empire (including troops from Canada, Ireland and British colonies),  and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. 

Source: The Loss of Life, From World War I to World War III. What Would Happen if a Third World War Were to Break Out? – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization


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