From the Sea to Paris and back: On the interdependence of economic warfare, weather conditions and the submarine campaign 1916-1917

Segesser, Daniel Marc (30 June 2015). From the Sea to Paris and back: On the interdependence of economic warfare, weather conditions and the submarine campaign 1916-1917 (Unpublished). In: Greening history: studying the environment across discipline: past, present and furture: The 8th European Society for Environmental History Biennial Conference. Versailles. 30.06.-03.07.2015.

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Starting of from Avner Offer’s comment that the First World War was not only a war of steel and gold, but also of bread and potatoes (1989: 1) and my own research on British as well as Australian preparations for economic warfare and based on sources from the entente as well as the central powers but also from the United States, Canada and Australia, may presentation will focus on the interdependence of the measures taken by entente as well as central power authorities in the second half of 1916. Already a year before both sides had become aware that this war would not only be decided on the battlefield, but that the issues of primary as well as secondary resources would be decisive. Accordingly measures that could strike the enemy in this field were discussed and put into place more and more and this at time, when weather conditions caused a reduction of harvest all over Europe, Northern America and Argentina.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Modern and Contemporary History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

UniBE Contributor:

Segesser, Daniel

Subjects:

900 History
900 History > 940 History of Europe
900 History > 950 History of Asia
900 History > 970 History of North America
900 History > 980 History of South America
900 History > 990 History of other areas

Language:

English

Submitter:

PD Dr. Daniel Marc Segesser

Date Deposited:

06 Jul 2015 11:45

Last Modified:

14 Mar 2017 08:33

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69754

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