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  • If ye break faith – we shall not sleep

    If ye break faith – we shall not sleep

    November 11, 2014

    Commemorative poster for World War I. A lone soldier stands in a field of poppies, his head bowed as he looks down at a simple wooden grave cross. The title of this poster is taken from the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ written by Dr. John McRae (1872-1918), a doctor serving in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.

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  • Striner, R., Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden too Great to Bear, Lanham, Rowman Littlefield, 2014.

    Striner, R., Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden too Great to Bear, Lanham, Rowman Littlefield, 2014.

    November 10, 2014

    This book is a story of presidential failure, a chronicle of Woodrow Wilson’s miscalculations in war, and a harrowing account of the process through which an intelligent American leader fell to pieces under a burden he could not bear.

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  • Koch, J., Von Helden und Opfern: Kulturgeschichte des deutschen Kriegsgedenkens, Darmstadt, WBG, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2013.

    Koch, J., Von Helden und Opfern: Kulturgeschichte des deutschen Kriegsgedenkens, Darmstadt, WBG, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2013.

    November 9, 2014

    Betrachtet man den Wandel in der Gedenkkultur an die Kriege in Deutschland und an die Opfer von der napoleonischen Zeit bis heute, so entsteht ein Beitrag zur politischen Mentalität, der all die dramatischen Umbrüche der jüngeren Geschichte widerspiegelt.

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  • Hull, I.V., A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War, Ithaca; London, Cornell University Press, 2014.

    Hull, I.V., A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War, Ithaca; London, Cornell University Press, 2014.

    November 8, 2014

    A century after the outbreak of the Great War, we have forgotten the central role that international law and the dramatically different interpretations of it played in the conflict’s origins and conduct. In A Scrap of Paper, Isabel V. Hull compares wartime decision making in Germany, Great Britain, and France, weighing the impact of legal considerations in each.

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  • Ormiston, R., First World War Posters, London, Flame Tree Publishing, 2013.

    The Illusion of Peace Disturbed: Lectures, Europeana Collection Day, Film and Exhibitions

    November 7, 2014

    Events and commemorative ceremonies will be taking place during 2014 to 2018, marking the Centenary of the First World War. The Peace Palace Library, in collaboration with the Alliance Française, organizes a Conference Day on Friday, 14 November, with lectures on the First World War and presents two exhibitions in the main entrance hall of the Peace Palace: The First World War in Posters & “Lettres d’un soldat” – letters of a French soldier to his wife (1914-1915). Furthermore, the feature film “Joyeux Noël”, and a Europeana Collection Day to be held in the Library next Saturday.

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  • Poster: Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats

    Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats

    November 7, 2014

    Black and orange colored World War I poster depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II with a German helmet watching an U-boat and a sinking ship with smoke rising from it.

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  • The Illusion of Peace Disturbed: The Peace Palace and the First World War

    October 31, 2014

    The Peace Palace Library, in collaboration with the ‘Alliance Française’, organizes lectures addressing these recollections of the First World War and present two exhibitions in the main entrance hall of the Peace Palace: The First World War in Posters & ‘Lettres d’un soldat’ – letters of a French soldier to his wife (1914-1915).

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  • Warsaw Uprising 70th Anniversary, 1944-2014

    Warsaw Uprising 70th Anniversary, 1944-2014

    August 1, 2014

    Today it is exactly seventy years ago the Warsaw Uprising began on Godzina W at 17.00 hours. It was part of a greater resistance operation Akcja Burza meaning Operation Tempest but often referred to in English as Operation Storm. The idea of national armed rising was there from the moment the Armia Krajowa the largest organisation in the Polish Resistance, formed after the German Occupation of Poland in 1939. The Polish resistance movement, consisting of the Armia Krajowa and affiliated organisations even became the largest underground resistance movement in Europe.

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  • Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

    June 27, 2014

    A 100 years ago, on 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo. The assassination led to the outbreak of the First World War. The Peace Palace Library will commemorate the First World War with a series of blogs and Centenary items on the website.

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  • First World War Centenary

    First World War Centenary

    June 27, 2014

    The Peace Palace Library will commemorate the First World War Centenary with a series of blogs and items on the website. The Library’s collection on the Great War is focused on aspects of international law: the laws of war, the Paris Peace Conference, the peace treaties of 1919-1920, the war reparations and the politics of its memory. For that purpose, an extensive Research Guide on the topic has been prepared as a starting point for research in the Library. On display right now in our Reading Room showcase the most recent publications on the topic.

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