Veterans’ Associations
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Veterans’ Associations

Associations for former combatants, established to articulate their social, economic, political, and cultural interests, and to organize social-action initiatives on their behalf. The traditional association for German veterans was the Kyffhäuserbund der Deutschen Landeskriegerverbände (Kyffhäuser League of the German Nation’s Warriors Associations), founded in 1900 as a national confederation of veterans’ organizations. With 3 million members belonging to 27 different national associations at its highest p…

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Schulz, Petra, “Veterans’ Associations”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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