With this brilliantly leading edge e-book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the start of the 1st international warfare, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have proven that the nice battle was once the matrix from which all next failures of the 20th century have been shaped. They establish 3 usually overlooked or denied elements of the clash which are crucial for realizing the struggle: First, what encouraged its unheard of actual brutality, and what have been the results of enduring such violence? moment, how did electorate of the belligerent states grow to be pushed through vehement nationalistic and racist impulses? 3rd, how did the thousands and thousands bereaved through the struggle come to phrases with the agonizing discomfort? With its strikingly unique interpretative power and its wealth of compelling documentary proof, 14–18: knowing the good War has validated itself as a vintage within the heritage of recent warfare.
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