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By Martin Marix Evans

At the 10 may possibly 1940 the "Phoney conflict" ended because the German military attacked France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In under 50 days all 3 countries have been beaten. photos and maps establish key conflict websites and there are works of art of the uniforms and guns of the armies that fought.

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9 Distractions were abundant—and necessary, as Paris was sweltering this summer, the afternoon temperature often close to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The best, because unifying, was a boxing match on 16 July 1914 in London between France’s Georges Carpentier and America’s Edward “Gunboat” Smith. S. heavyweight championship in 1908. ” Less good, because divisive, were legislative debates over domestic politics. 10 Potentially more important, but harder to explain and impossible to predict, was the proposed change in election procedure for the Chamber of Deputies from single-member districts (scrutin d’arrondissement) to department-wide proportional lists (scrutin de liste, répartition proportionnelle): both left and right favored the change, the center opposed it.

Beyond the scope of the requirements lay the document’s tone of arrogance, treating Serbia as unworthy of traditional diplomatic considerations. In the twenty-five days since the shots at Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary had plotted its response. On 5 July, a delegation had been dispatched to Berlin seeking support from Germany for Austro-Hungarian plans to punish Serbia. Kaiser Wilhelm II and Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg agreed but urged rapid action while shock at the assassination was fresh.

His report, issued in conjunction with one from the Senate, blamed the explosion and subsequent gunnery incidents on the navy’s “Powder B,” which was subject to spontaneous combustion from chemical decomposition when stored for too long or in humid conditions. When Delcassé claimed before the Chamber on 18 October 1908 that the navy was incapable of reforming itself, Thomson chose to resign rather than force the cabinet to enter a losing debate. Clemenceau’s reaction was scornful, replacing him with a civil servant and political nonentity, Alfred Picard, from the division of bridges and highways (Ponts et chaussées).

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