Schools
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Schools

In all societies involved in the war, the start of hostilities also brought changes in the everyday life of schools. For example, the first Prussian war decrees allowed school children to work, if necessary, to harvest crops. In the course of the war German schools increasingly took on the role of a labor reserve, on which the authorities drew as a matter of course.

French ministers of education particularly stressed the importance of schooling for the political and moral mobilization of youth. Their decrees and speeches repeatedly gave precise outlin…

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Bendick, Rainer, “Schools”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0531>
First published online: 2015



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