Brill’s Digital Library of World War I

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Brill’s Digital Library of World War I is an online resource that contains over 700 encyclopedia entries plus 250 peer-reviewed articles of transnational and global historical perspectives on significant topics of World War I. This collection includes Brill’s Encyclopedia of the First World War, an unrivalled reference work that showcases the knowledge of experts from 15 countries and offers 26 additional essays on the major belligerents, wartime society and culture, diplomatic and military events, and the historiography of the Great War.

The 250 articles address not only the key issues from political, historical and cultural perspectives, but also engages with aspects of the war which have remained underexplored such as the neutrals, the role of women before, during and after the war, and memory. The chapters have been drawn from a select number of Brill publications that have been published in the last 15 years. Brill’s Digital Library of World War I is a unique digital library that will allow researchers to discover new perspectives and connections with the enhanced navigational tools provided.

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Young Boys into Soldiers, the Home Front into Barracks: Attempts at Permanent Mobilization through Paramilitary Youth Organizations

(19,410 words)

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Beşikçi - Young Boys into Soldiers, the Home Front into Barracks: Attempts at Permanent Mobilization through Paramilitary Youth Organizations The Ottoman Mobilization of Manpower in the First World War Mehmet Beşikçi, (2012) Publication Editor: Brill, The Netherlands, 2012 e-ISBN: 9789004235298 DOI: 10.1163/9789004235298_006 © 2012 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands ,

Ypres

(416 words)

Author(s): Werth, German
Ypres Belgian city in West Flanders located along the Ypres-Comines Canal. After four years at the center of positional warfare, it was fully destroyed. After the First Battle of Flanders, the German Fourth and (on the right flank) Sixth Army resumed the offensive in November 10–18, 1914, with the limited goal of retaking the Ypres Salient and capturing the city. This operation was intended to end the German 1914 Campaign with clear success, before troops were shifted to the Eastern Front. Reinfo…

Yudenich, Nikolai Nikolaevich

(287 words)

Author(s): Dahlmann, Dittmar
Yudenich, Nikolai Nikolaevich ( July 30, 1862, Moscow – October 5, 1933, Saint-Laurent-du-Var near Nice, France), Russian General. Having entered the Imperial Russian Army in 1879, Yudenich was educated at the Alexandrovsky Military School and at the General Staff Academy. He went on to serve in a variety of staff assignments until 1902. Having participated in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905, he was promoted to general in 1905. In 1913 he became chief of staff in the Ca…