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By Keith Jeffery

ISBN-10: 1408834316

ISBN-13: 9781408834312

The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low nations and North-Eastern Europe have been crucial battlegrounds in the course of the First international struggle, however the warfare reached many different corners of the globe, and occasions somewhere else considerably affected its course.

Covering the 365 days of 1916, eminent historian Keith Jeffery makes use of twelve moments from a variety of destinations and exhibits how they reverberated world wide. in addition to discussing better-known battles reminiscent of Gallipoli, Verdun and the Somme, Jeffery examines Dublin, for the Easter emerging, East Africa, the Italian entrance, critical Asia and Russia, the place the killing of Rasputin uncovered the inner political weak point of the country's empire. And, in charting a variety of wartime event, he stories the 'intelligence war', naval engagements at Jutland and in other places, in addition to the political outcomes that ensued from the momentous US presidential election.

Using a unprecedented diversity of army, social and cultural assets, and bearing on the person reviews at the floor to wider advancements, those are the tales misplaced to background, the conflicts that unfold past the field of Europe and the moments that reworked the warfare.

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Any police subculture must provide the policeman with a positive self-image, internal rewards and recognition, and mechanisms that project a positive police image and protect the police from external criticism. In the model, one key mechanism is secrecy. To the extent that role conflicts dictate police behavior that might produce criticism, policemen come under pressure to keep such behavior secret. From the day he enters the force, the policeman encounters overt and covert indoctrination into the secrecy mechanisms of the subculture.

Despite efforts by leaders who saw threats from the right, most attention focused on the Red danger. 47 For a growing number of policemen, what the Nazis said about the link between crime and disorder, International Communism, and the weakness of the Republic made sense. 48 In addition to violent confrontations, Communist propaganda intended to subvert the police created an additional psychological confrontation. Although the Communists directed extensive efforts at the police, they won few policemen to their side.

29 In this respect, the paramilitary units of the police—the training ground for rookies—became the center of conflicts. When used to control strikes and demonstrations, they encountered the working class, the unemployed masses, or the politically active and public-spirited citizen. Both the Communists and Nazis made the most of that conflict in their propaganda. 30 The preceding description paints an image of a police force torn by contradictory tendencies and pressures, both internal and external.

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