Germany's Aims in the First World war Author:Fritz Fischer With this book on German war aims policy in World War I professor Fritz Fischer has made a significant contribution to the understanding of the events of World War I which left a deep mark on the history of the subsequent thirty years. Through long labor he has collected from the archives of West Germany and Austria a tremendous range of mostly... more » unpublished material, which serves as the solid basis of his work. It does not seem likely that future students of the German war aims will be able to cull any important additional information from official records. New material may appear from private sources and some actually has come to light since the German edition of this book was published in 1961, but it has only confirmed some of Fischer's judgments.
Fischer places the chief responsibility for the start of the war squarely on the shoulders of the imperial German government.« less