8) As well, Kaiser Wilhelm II
jealously guarded his active command role, or "Kommandogewalt," at least up to 1914.
Portraits of German Emperor Wilhelm II
, the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph, the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed ReE-ad and the Bulgarian King Ferdinand I, who joined the allied front after a year, were routinely hung next to each other and became a part of everyday life, especially in German and Austrian cities," he further writes.
Opening chapters find Herzl rubbing elbows with Kaiser Wilhelm II
in Jerusalem, a mere year after first convening the Zionist Congress.
In 1918, it was announced that Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II
would abdicate; he then fled to the Netherlands.
After Kaiser Wilhelm II
ordered his soldiers to "exterminate the treacherous English, and walk over General French's contemptible little army"the nickname stuck to those members of the British Expeditionary Force.
In 1903, befriended Kaiser Wilhelm II
who inspired himto become a naval officer.
THE face of a young Brit who may have sown the seeds of World War I by punching Kaiser Wilhelm II
during a beach brawl is to be seen in public for the first time.
It's called "Moltke," about the aide-de-camp to Prussia's Kaiser Wilhelm II
who was instrumental in making crucial decisions, with disastrous consequences, before and during the war.
Or could it be the sort of style which Kaiser Wilhelm II
indulged in and which finally caused his downfall?
The Passion of Max von Oppenheim: Archaeology and Intrigue in the Middle East from Wilhelm II
But bearing in mind Hemingway's reflexive allusiveness, consider for a moment the famously hubristic words of Kaiser Wilhelm II
, uttered in August 1914 as he watched his German troops heading off to the Great War: "You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees" (qtd.
France under the Jacobins and Napoleon, Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm II
, and Germany under Hitler challenged the global balance of power and were defeated by alliances anchored by British and American sea power.
Queen Victoria's grandsons King George V and Kaiser Wilhelm II
of Germany, and their cousin, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, were all embroiled, with long-standing arguments and resentments causing problems that exacerbated the rivalry between their countries.
In 1920 Kaiser Wilhelm II
is looking to take on a militarily-challenged U.
At the same time, Britain's imperial past is looming more than usually large, with elaborate preparations under way to commemorate August 1914, the fateful month, a century ago, when Britain went to war against the Germany of Kaiser Wilhelm II