Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare: German Soldier Newspapers of the First World War Series Number 33

Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare: German Soldier Newspapers of the First World War Series Number 33

Description

The literature on trench journalism is well established for Britain and France during the First World War, but this book is the first systematic study in English of German soldier newspapers as a representation of daily life and beliefs on the front. Printed by and for soldiers at or near the front line these newspapers were read by millions of 'ordinary soldiers'. They reveal an elaborately defined understanding of comradeship and duty. The war of aggression, the prolonged occupation on both fronts and the hostility of the local populations were justified through a powerful image of manly comradeship. The belief among many Germans was that they were good gentlemen, fighting a just war and bringing civilization to backward populations. This comparative study includes French, British, Australian and Canadian newspapers and sheds new light on the views of combatants on both sides of the line.

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Details

Author(s)
Robert L. Nelson
Format
Hardback | 280 pages
Dimensions
159 x 235 x 19mm | 590g
Publication date
30 Jun 2011
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
8 Tables, black and white; 30 Halftones, unspecified
ISBN10
0521192919
ISBN13
9780521192910
Bestsellers rank
1,912,444