Best of Enemies: Britain and Germany - 100 Years of Truth and Lies

Author(s): Richard Milton

First World War

This is the stunning popular history of 100 years (1845-1945) of Anglo-German love/hate. Richard Milton exposes the secrets of a relationship steeped in mutual admiration, blood and propaganda. In August 1914, Britain's first act of war was not to mobilise its army or the Grand Fleet. It was to cut cables preventing German propaganda from reaching American newspapers. This war of words would quickly become as vicious as the slaughter on the Western Front.


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"'Unless I am wholly deceived, the Germans speaking generally, from Hitler to the man in the street, do want friendly relations with Great Britain. There are no doubt many who don't: and the leading men may be deliberately throwing dust in our eyes. But I don't think so...' Lord Halifax in the 1930s 'An authoritative compilation.' Sunday Times 'Agreeably readable' Irish Independent"

Richard Milton is a writer, journalist and broadcaster who also works as a PR consultant. He is a principal presenter for The PR Training Centre in London and has lectured in PR and Journalism at Buckingham University. His other books include The Facts of Life (Fourth Estate, 1992) and Forbidden Science (Fourth Estate, 1994).

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  • : 9781840468281SECA
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : August 2007
  • : 220mm X 142mm X 36mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Milton
  • : Hardback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : English
  • : 327.41043
  • : 288
  • : European history: c 1750 to c 1900; European history: from c 1900 -; International relations
  • : 16 plate colour plate section illustrations