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But only partly. After all, it was Germany that had invaded Belgium, brutalized civilians in occupied nations, torpedoed passenger liners, and proposed pacts with Mexico. ” Germany could adduce counterarguments for all this (except perhaps the Kaiser’s mustache), but nuance over the war’s responsibility was not popular in 1919. Reconsideration of war guilt became more popular in the interwar decades. As new democracies fell to totalitarianism it was clear that the war to end all wars had ended nothing, but had begun a lot of things, most of them bad.
Artillery barrages beat down from above as anonymous as a driving sleet of steel; the majority of soldiers died never seeing their attacker. Waves of attacking troops melted away under machine gun fire like butter in a hot pan. And what of noble sacrifice? About 400,000 men made that sacrifice in the first months of war. Only strict censorship in all fighting nations hid the truth from the home front. Governments feared that if the shocking toll were known, civilians would no longer support the war.
The die was cast and the great war begun. Intercourse between Germany and Great Britain continued for two days, but the crisis was reached in a heated interview between the German Chancellor with Sir Edward Goschen, the British Ambassador at Berlin, over the word “neutrality” and the phrase “scrap of paper,” which was followed by Germany’s refusal to withdraw her troops from Belgium, by Belgium’s appeal to England for aid under the treaty, and then by the declaration of war between Germany and Great Britain.