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The Waging War: Method and Morality

July 03rd, 2014
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News from Berlin – There’s a whole lot going on in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War One and the events continue with a talk titled ‘The Waging War: Method and Morality’ in Dresden. The talk is hosted by the British Council in combination with the BBC World Service, where they will attempt to look at the impact of the war from both the British and German perspective.  

The war’s impact was especially devastating in comparison to those preceding it, not only because of the sheer scale of the conflict, but also because of the modern warfare techniques employed. In the conflict, traditional battle plans yielded to new modern strategies and weaponry, tragically paving the way for untold ingenuity and innovation whereby the military on both sides developed new weapons and means of production.

Speakers include German historians Dr Annika Mombauer and Dr Sönke Neitzel and BBC broadcaster and historian, Professor Amanda Vickery will discuss Methods and Morality in World War One, and why World War One was especially devastating. Prominent photo journalist Herlinde Koelbl also brings her own unique perspective on World War One with reference to modern military warfare with a discussion called ‘Targets’.

A radio recording from ‘The War that Changed the World: Methods and Morality will also be broadcast across the world by the BBC World Service.

The event will take place at the Military History Museum on Saturday 12th July, from 19.15-21.30 in Dresden as a highlight of Dresden’s Sommernacht. The event will be broadcast in English but interpretation will be offered.

For more information you can email WW1info@britishcouncil.org.

News from Berlin – Berlin Global