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War Interpretations
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War Interpretations

During the first days of the World War people already began to suspect that this was not an ordinary conflict that might be seen as a continuation of 19th-century European wars. This perception of the war called for an interpretation, which the writers, intellectuals, philosophers, and scholars of all warring nations were only too willing to provide. The prominent public persons (though seldom women) of all major powers and of their former colonies proved eager to understand wo…

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Hüppauf, Bernd, “War Interpretations”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 27 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2015

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