Almost everyone knows that the seeds of the Second World War were sown in the First. Shared experiences of both wars allow the historians to relate the two in a very direct sense. More than 30 historians have linked both wars because the second war was led by men who had fought in the first and whose sons met combat in the second. The editors of “The Great World War” have tried to put more solid flesh on the idea that the links between the two conflicts are tangible and important. The result is more a compendium than a unified history.
On the issue of leadership in war, there is a greater problem. Comparing Lloyd George with Churchill, or Marshall Foch with General Eisenhower, is not very helpful. The real problem with treating the wars as part of a single great conflict is that the second was not an inevitable or even necessary consequence of the first. The turning point was the decision taken on January 30th, 1933, when Field Marshal Hindenburg, hero of the Great War, called Adolf Hitler, the villain of the next, to be German Chancellor. By chance, the war that had passed and the war in the making were briefly united.
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1. According to the passage which of the following is true?
A. The deliberate making of some specific circumstances leads to world war two
B. Historians believe that the sons of the soldiers of the first world war fought in the second world war
C. The result of both wars is like an integrated past of the two events
D. Historians’ accounts on the connection between the two wars are biasedCorrectIncorrect
2. All of the following can be inferred from the passage EXCEPT
A. Historians mentioned in the passage were those who faced both the wars
B. The second world war was not necessarily a consequence of the first.
C. If Hindenburg had not appointed Adolf Hitler to be German Chancellor, the second world war would not have happened.
D. The accounts provided by the historians on the connection of the two wars are inaccurateCorrectIncorrect
3. The topic of the passage would best be:
A. The history of world war one and two
B. Adolf Hitler and world war two
C. What historians say on world war one and two
D. The connection between world war one and twoCorrectIncorrect