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War Exhibitions
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War Exhibitions

In a number of warring countries, public exhibitions of war objects were already organized during the war for the purpose of informing the civilian population about the military aspects of the war, but also with the intention of influencing public opinion in a propagandistic manner.

The first war exhibitions placed captured enemy cannons on display in order to demonstrate the superiority of the respective country’s own army. In Berlin, captured artillery pieces lined the Siegesallee (Avenue of Victory); others stood in the inner courtyard of the Zeughaus (a former a…

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Brandt, Susanne, “War Exhibitions”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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