The World War I Alliance of the Central Powers in Retrospect: The Military Cohesion of the Alliance

  title={The World War I Alliance of the Central Powers in Retrospect: The Military Cohesion of the Alliance},
  author={Gordon Alexander Craig},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={336 - 344}
  • G. Craig
  • Published 1 September 1965
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
SOMEWHERE in the labyrinthine ways of Karl Kraus's interminable moon drama, Die letzten Tage der Menschheit, a character called the Grumbler comments upon the military alliance of the Central Powers and says that it reminds him of a partnership between Eskimos and natives of the Congo. How, he asks, could one expect military success from an association between a people that had made lack of system a way of life and another that seemed to deify order and live for it alone?1 That there was a… 
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