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War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I

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Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius presents a study of a hidden legacy of World War I: the experience of German soldiers on the Eastern front and the long-term effects of this encounter. Using hitherto neglected sources from both occupiers and occupied, official documents, propaganda, memoirs, and novels, he reveals how German views of the East changed during total war, and how the ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 23rd 2003 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 24th 1996)
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This is an excellent monograph, both military, social, cultural and political history, situating itself in both the context of the historiography of the First World War (see introduction), and its significance and importance in German, and ultimately, European history in the 20th century. The legacy of the Great War continues...and this book reveals a lesser-known and less understood aspect of this legacy...suggesting that the Nazi ideology had many roots and predecessors, harnassed strategicall ...more
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This is a sleeper that never gained a wider public audience. Nevertheless the author is a first-rate scholar and shows how the German experience in the East during World War One shaped their attitudes toward the people of that region. The German contempt and condescension that developed for the various ethnic groups on the Eastern Front would translate into atrocities in the forthcoming war.
As Hitler and the Nazi war machine often overshadow many other topics, research like this is often negle
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