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A. J. P. Taylor on railroad timetable and the start of the Great War

Follow the link to a short lecture by Taylor on the role that railroad timetables had in war planning and the outbreak of the Great War. This is the analysis that I was schooled in. Video: AJP Taylor on railway … Continue reading

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Like a broken clock, A. J. P. Taylor is right twice a day …

I am not a big Taylor fan. I find his Origins of the Second World War to be a terribly pernicious book. I have spent a quarter century dealing with students who have picked up a certain Zeitgeist and think … Continue reading

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