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WORLD WAR I

(See also 1914)

(Note centered heading below: Quotations)

appreciation for Awake! articles on: g95 7/8 30

beginning: g 6/11 8; dp 261-262; jv 61

book Preachers Present Arms:

clergy instigation of movement to stamp out Witnesses: re 168; jv 552; ws 33-34

clergy support of war effort: jv 191; ws 31

casualties: re 94; w90 10/15 16; gm 137-138; w88 10/1 5; w88 11/1 3-4

military deaths: g 10/12 26

Christmas: w12 12/1 8

cigarettes: g86 4/8 6

clergy responsibility: w94 1/15 6; jv 191; w89 4/15 23; ws 30-31

combatants:

beliefs: g02 8/8 5-6

compared with previous wars: g 4/07 8; w88 11/1 4; g88 4/8 5-6; tp 76-77; Lmn 24

contributing factors: g 8/09 19-21

assassination of Archduke of Austria-Hungary: g 6/11 8; g 8/09 19-21; g94 11/8 3-5

attempts to explain: g94 11/8 6-7

desire for war: g94 11/8 6-7

countries participating: w88 10/1 5

declarations of war: w90 10/15 16

Denmark:

personal impressions of sister: w90 4/1 26-27

disease:

typhus kills three million: w92 9/15 3

effects: w98 4/15 9-10

on Africans’ view of churches: w92 9/1 7, 9; w87 5/15 31

on morality: g 4/07 4-5

on soldiers: g89 10/8 4

on youths: g87 3/8 11-12

rise of Nazism: g87 5/8 20

England:

zeppelin attack on Essex: w88 11/1 4

experiences:

imprisoned Witnesses: w95 10/1 19-20

France:

first battle of the Somme: re 190; g89 10/8 4; w88 11/1 3

Germany:

Schlieffen Plan: g 8/09 21

Jehovah’s Witnesses: jv 191-192, 552, 577

clergy instigation of movement to stamp out: re 168; jv 552; w89 5/1 4; ws 33-34

clergy opposition: re 168; jv 69-70, 423-424, 552, 647-656

examples of neutrality: w13 5/15 31-32; g04 2/22 12-13

field ministry: w12 2/15 8; jv 423-425

persecution: jv 69-70, 423-425, 552, 577, 647-656, 675; w89 6/15 27

spiritual condition during: re 164-168; w87 6/15 15-16

leftover munitions (Europe): g02 1/8 28; g99 2/8 28-29

leftover underground vaults collapse, derailing train: g94 11/22 29

memorial monuments: g88 4/8 4-5; g88 9/22 28

religious involvement: g 1/11 5; g 8/09 20; w89 4/15 23; gm 35; ws 30-31

significance: re 190-191; w93 3/1 4-5; g88 4/8 5-6

Anglo-American world power emerges: w12 6/15 15, 19; w12 8/15 30; g 5/11 15

kings of north and south (Da 11:29, 30): dp 261-262, 264; w93 11/1 14

turning point in history: w09 3/15 16-17; g 4/07 4-5; w05 10/1 4-5; w04 2/1 20; g99 3/8 32; w98 9/15 32; g94 11/8 5-11; w92 5/1 3, 5; rs 239-240; g89 7/8 20

testing of professed Christians during: re 162-163; jv 61-71

unexpected: re 106; w92 5/1 4-5; yb87 124; w86 2/15 5; w86 11/1 6

veterans:

avoid war movies: g87 5/22 30

number still alive (U.S.): g88 4/8 13; w86 2/15 5

weapons: gm 138; w87 3/1 26

Yugoslavia: g 8/09 19-21; g94 11/8 3-5

wine dug up after 90 years (Macedonia): g 3/08 27

Quotations

age-old certainties were lost: rs 239

all evidence is against the probability: re 106

assaulted moral standards: w92 5/1 5

band of scorched earth dividing that time from ours: w01 6/1 5; g94 11/8 9; w92 5/1 3

church became part and parcel of the war system: w94 3/1 10-11; ws 31

civil war among Christian sects: g96 4/8 6

clerics gave the war its passionate spiritual significance and drive: w94 3/1 10-11; ws 31

collective attack of muddleheadedness: g94 11/8 11

conflict appeared less likely in 1914 than in 1911, 1912, or 1913: w92 5/1 4

conflict not of army against army but nation against nation: g 4/07 8

destroyed the 19th century: w98 9/15 32

duration, intensity, scale exceeded anything previously known or expected: kl 100; g88 4/8 5

end of an era: g 10/12 26; w86 2/15 5

enormous, chaotic, monstrous, it still drags us in its wake: re 190

epoch-making breach: w05 10/1 4-5

fought between the most highly civilized peoples in Europe on an issue which a few level-headed men could easily have composed: w88 11/1 4

fulfilled extraordinary prophecy: re 105; jv 60; wj 23

great turning point of history: pc 30; re 106; pc95 30

guardians of God’s word led the martial chorus: w89 4/15 23

humanity finally lost its balance, never to recover it to this day: rs 240

lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime: w93 1/15 8

last remaining vestiges of the old order had been swept away: g94 11/8 11

led to the greatest economic depression in history: tp 80

little or no evidence of “snowballing” of conflicts: w86 11/1 6

major powers appeared to be more settled than they had been for many years: w86 11/1 6

marked by discoveries scientists had believed devoted to peaceful aims: g92 1/8 32

more devastating to civility and civilization than World War II: w09 3/15 17

most colossal, murderous, mismanaged butchery that has ever taken place on earth: kl 99-100; g88 4/8 5

“nation will rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom,” was literally fulfilled: tp 76-77

necessary prelude to the spread of self-rule: re 191

new scope of war, first total war: kl 100; g88 4/8 5

no one in 1914 took the dangers of war seriously: w92 5/1 4

one world had ended and another begun in August 1914: g 4/07 4; w04 2/1 20; w95 11/1 18

really did change everything: w09 3/15 17

sense of security which has never since existed: w09 3/15 17

sharpest break with the past, economically and socially no less than politically: g94 11/8 11

slaughter debased the value of human life: g 4/07 5

spirit of the West has never really recovered: w95 7/15 6

ushered in a twentieth-century “Time of Troubles”: ct 178; g94 11/8 6; rs 239

war came and the world changed—utterly: w96 4/1 19

war to end all wars: w08 4/1 3

watershed the other side of which is a foreign past: g89 7/8 20

world really blew up about World War I and we still don’t know why: jt 7; g93 3/22 11; br78 7