October 16, 2022

Terry Boardman - Britain's Responsibility in 1914 for World War One


"World In Upheaveal" by Markus Osterrieder, 2014 (published in German).

Video Title: Terry Boardman - Britain's Responsibility in 1914 for World War One. Source: skyarcher. Date Published: August 10, 2014. Description:

'Britain's Responsibility in 1914 for World War One and its Relation to Our Current World Situation' by Terry Boardman. Dublin, July 2014. INTRO and FULL BOOK REVIEW is here: https://youtu.be/y2rKJjIq-3U

History is written by the victors. This is a concept many people are familiar with and often quote. When it comes to World War 1 however, this concept is forgotten. The narrative of the 'winning side', as put forth in books like 'Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914' by Sir Max Hastings, is pushed i.e. Germany were the aggressors, Germany was responsible for the war. 

Terry looks in detail here at the forces at work which are not covered in the 'official narratives'. We see Britain's behind the scenes involvement in the Balkans and need to keep Russia on side at all costs. Russia itself had it's eye on these Balkan states and Constantinople. Britain had severe anxiety about an alliance between Russia and Germany. It needed to weaken and alienate both countries from each other, utilizing whatever means possible; militarily, economically, culturally, through injected revolution (Russia). Britain had a need to form a closer alliance with the United States if it was to prosper in the 20th century, and we see how that played a part in the 'Great War'. New research is emerging all the time. Chief among these new works is 'Welt im Umbruch (World in Upheaveal)' by Markus Osterriede . 

This enormous work, at over 1700 pages and only available in German at present, unearths the parts played by the English speaking world in the responsibility for starting WW1. This war 'had to happen' in a sense; it was orchestrated over many decades before it happened, and it laid the foundations for the English speaking world to dominate in the 20th Century after.