New PDF release: Austro Hungarian Aces of World War I

By Chris Chant, Mark Rolfe

ISBN-10: 1841763764

ISBN-13: 9781841763767

Beginning the battle with purely 35 airplane, Austro-Hungarian went directly to produce basically reasonable numbers of terrible caliber airplane. The fliers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire working at the Serbian and Russian fronts have been lucky before everything, discovering themselves confronted by means of small numbers of plane but extra obsolescent than their very own. Serbia fell in 1915, but if Italy declared battle the Austro-Hungarians have been nonetheless confronted with a two-front struggle – a static entrance opposed to Italy, and a much more fluid one opposed to Russia. Austro-Hungarian fighter pilots played bravely and sometimes very successfully below tremendous tough geographic, climatic and operational stipulations.

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The military needed both the Army ‘‘Alpha’’ test for literate soldiers and the ‘‘Beta’’ test of illiterates after making the startling discovery that an 38 THE GREAT WAR AND AMERICA estimated 25 percent of soldiers could not read or write. Civilian personnel managers interviewed soldiers to determine their experiences, and psychologists administered the intelligent tests. 7 million soldiers. In reality, the army intelligence test had numerous problems. It tested to a soldier’s education level and economic background and included culturally biased questions.

Hull, AUAM member and Quaker professor of history from Swarthmore College, had accurately predicted that a global arms race and militarist thinking would result in a protracted and deadly war. In 1916, Hull wrote an anti-preparedness book entitled Preparedness: The American Versus the Military Programme in which he warned against an ‘‘armament ring’’ of international financiers who used propaganda to create public war hysteria in order to make large profits from military conflicts. 59 The WPP and the American League to Limit Armament also worked diligently to counter preparedness propaganda and oppose any increase in defense spending and arms production.

The Progressive Era ushered in new academic disciplines, innovative efficiency theories, and a remarkable team of social justice reformers. Although many Progressives pushed for continued neutrality at the start of the European conflict in 1914, once America entered the war, a large number of civilians from the Progressive communities assisted the military in meeting the needs of the nation’s soldiers. The military also adopted ideas from civilian scientific management 36 THE GREAT WAR AND AMERICA experts to apply efficiency and standardization methods, and psychologists worked with the military to administer army intelligence tests.

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