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Running head: MEMOIR 1 World War I memoir Marketta MaloyHis-2005Professor Newman03/12/2020
MEMOIR 2World War I memoirGermany entered World War I in August 1914, when it professed war on Russia. In line with its war plan, it overlooked Russia and moved first, contrary to France, announcing war on August 3 and distributing its main soldiers through Belgium to attack Paris from the north. The German attack of Belgium caused Britain to announce war on Germany on August 4 (Cook & Stevenson, 2005). Most of the key parties were now at war. In October 1914, Turkey joined the warfare on Germany's side, becoming part of the Central Powers. Italy, which was akin to Germany and Austria-Hungary before World War I, was nonaligned in 1914 before swapping to the allied side in May 1915 (Mulligan, 2011).The conflict was so badly reported. The catalog of journalistic misdeeds is a matter of record: the willingness to publish propaganda as fact, the apparently tame acceptance of censorship and the failure to hold power to account. But a sweeping condemnation of the press coverage is unjust because journalists, as ever, were prevented from informing the public by three powerful forces – the government, the military, and their own proprietors. It is undeniable that newspapers began by demonizing the German enemy. They published fabricated stories of German barbarism, which were accepted as fact. Although Belgian and French citizens were