Untold War: New Perspectives in First World War Studies

Untold War: New Perspectives in First World War Studies



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004166592
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/04/2008
Series: History of Warfare Series , #49
Pages: 452
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Heather Jones is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and St John’s College, Cambridge. In 2006, she completed her Ph.D. on the treatment of prisoners of war in Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1920 which was awarded the Eda Sagarra Medal. She is a former Government of Ireland Research Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences and a former IRCHSS lecturer in history at Trinity College, Dublin.

Jennifer O’Brien is a postgraduate student at Trinity College Dublin, where she is completing a Ph.D. on Irish-German relations between 1919 and 1923 under the supervision of Professor David Fitzpatrick. Her research interests include the use of propaganda during the Irish War of Independence and the emergence of an independent Irish policy and she has recently published an article on Irish attitudes to the Risorgimento in Irish Historical Studies.

Christoph Schmidt-Supprian studied English Literature and History at Trinity College Dublin, where he also completed his Ph.D. (2006) on 'The Antwerp Question: the Significance of the Port City of Antwerp for Germany during the First World War.' He currently combines his interests in historical research with a professional qualification in librarianship.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
List of Contributors

John Horne

Introduction: Untold War
Heather Jones, Jennifer O’Brien and Christoph Schmidt-Supprian

Section I: Combat Experienced and Imagined

German and French Regiments on the Western Front, 1914-1918*
Wencke Meteling

Hidden Courage: Post-War Literature and Anglican Army Chaplains on the Western Front, 1914-1918
Edward Madigan

‘The Germans Have Landed!’: Invasion Fears in the South-East of England, August to December 1914
Catriona Pennell

Section II: Redefining Civic and National Spaces

Making Friends and Foes: Occupiers and Occupied in First World War Romania (1916-1918)
Lisa Mayerhofer

From Street Walking to the Convent: Young Prostitutes Judged by the Juvenile Court of Brussels during World War One
Aurore François

Defending the ‘Heimat’: the Germans in South West Africa and East Africa during the First World War
Daniel Rouven Steinbach

The ‘Rebirth of Greater Germany’: the Austro-German Alliance and the Outbreak of War?
Jan Vermeiren

Section III: Interpreting Warfare

Toys, Games and Juvenile Literature in Germany and Britain during the First World War. A Comparison?
Sonja Müller

The Mater Dolorosa on the Battlefield – Mourning Mothers in German Women’s Art of the First World War
Claudia Siebrecht

Information, Censorship or Propaganda? The Illustrated French Press in the First World War
Joëlle Beurier

‘War Profiteers’ and ‘War Profiters’: Representing Economic Gain in France during the First World War.
François Bouloc

Section IV: the Challenge of Remembrance

‘Humans are Cheap and the Bread is Dear.’ the Republican Portrayal of the War Experience in Germany

Vanessa Ther

The First World War and German Memory
Alan Kramer

The First World War in contemporary British Popular Culture
Dan Todman


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