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


civic identity | Germany | wars


General | Origins and Pre-war | Legacy | Society | Culture | Violence against civilians | Politics | Peacemaking and Continued Conflict


This introductory chapter of the book focuses on a series of 'wars' each with their own very different relationship to the traditional, historical paradigm of the Western Front fulcrum. The book explores combat in terms of how it was experie…

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Jones, Heather, O’Brien, Jennifer and Schmidt-Supprian, Christoph, “Introduction: Untold War”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2015

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