German Soldiers in the Great War

Letters and Eyewitness Accounts

Bernd Ulrich, Benjamin Ziemann

Date Published :
February 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
20 illustrations
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848841413
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock
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This vivid selection of firsthand accounts and other wartime documents sheds new light on the experiences of German frontline soldiers during the First World War. It reveals in authentic detail the perceptions and emotions of ordinary soldiers that have been covered up by the smokescreen of official wartime propaganda with its talk of ‘heroism’ and ‘patriotic sacrifice’.

Over 200 mostly archival documents are featured in the selection, including wartime letters, military dispatches and orders, extracts from diaries, newspaper articles and booklets, medical reports and photographs. This fascinating primary source material provides the first comprehensive insight into the German frontline experiences of the Great War published in English.

About The Author

Bernd Ulrich is an author and historian.

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