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Instruction in Patriotic Values (German)
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Instruction in Patriotic Values (German)

The need for a methodical, propagandistic strengthening of the army’s and population’s will to hold out had thrust itself upon the German government since the aggravation of the military and economic situation in the year 1916. Under the impression of the Reichstag’s Peace Resolution, the military leadership decided to take the initiative. On July 29, 1917, the chief of the General Staff issued the Leitsätze für die Aufklärungsarbeit unter den Truppen (Guidelines for dispensing instruction among the troops), which henceforth regulated …

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Instruction in Patriotic Values (German)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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