"When this [fraternization] was reported to me I issued immediate orders to prevent any recurrence of such conduct, and call the local commanders to strict account, which resulted in a good deal of trouble." (Murphy pg 82)
Signpost - Numbers and Stats
Exhausted by war and a dedicated army, Emperor Charles I of Austria (who had become emperor in 1916 when his eighty-five-year-old great-uncle Franz Josef died) sought peace in October 1918. (Murphy pg 92)
Mindset - Ignores any negative feedback
"When the order to fire was given," a German officer told Ethel Cooper years later, "the men struck... The officers... stormed up and down, and got, as the result, the answer, 'We can't - they are good fellows, and we can't.' (Murphy pg 86-87)
To prevent peace between troops, Field Marshall John French, called local commanders to strict account, which resulted in a good deal of trouble.
Summery - Headline and Aha! Huh?
World War I is over!
The author used this number to show when the emperor of Austria sought peace in World War I.
Question for Book Club
Determined to stay at peace with the British troops, the German troops refused the orders from their officers to shoot at the enemy.
Aha! -Emperor Charles I of Austria sought peace in October 1918. (Murphy pg 92) Huh? -At the time, most people still believed their country's propaganda; instead, they blamed their enemies for the slaughter and demanded justice. (Murphy pg 93)