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“Absolute Hell”: The Western Front in 1914

Terri Blom Crocker

in The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sets the scene for the Christmas truce by examining the letters British soldiers wrote home during the first winter of the war, which included forthright descriptions of the horrors of ... More


‘The Real War’: Liddell Hart, Cruttwell, and Falls

Hew Strachan

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter compares the works of influential historians B. H. Liddell Hart, C. R. M. F. Cruttwell, and Cyril Falls on the historiography of World War I. It suggests that the pre-war and wartime ... More


“The Greatest Picture Ever Made”

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The subject of this chapter is the Oscar-winning film All Quiet on the Western Front. After discussion of why the Laemmle family’s Universal Studios wanted to make film of Erich Maria Remarque’s ... More


Editor's Introduction

Brian Bond

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the historiography of World War I. This book was inspired by the need for a historical counterpart of Paul Fussell's The ... More


The Demodernization of the Front

Omer Bartov

in Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195079036
eISBN:
9780199854455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Between the year 1941 and 1942, the Wehrmacht's combat units underwent a radical process of demodernization, just as the Third Reich's economy was being mobilized for a total industrial war. This ... More


Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Harlow Robinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book tells the remarkable personal and professional story of Lewis Milestone (1895-1980), one of the most prolific, creative and respected film directors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Among his ... More


“A Candle Lit in the Darkness”: The Christmas Truce and the First World War

Terri Blom Crocker

in The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the conventional narrative of the Christmas truce and then introduces the popular narrative of the First World War, demonstrates how the standard view of the Christmas truce ... More


“The Curious Christmas Truce”: The First World War and the Christmas Truce, 1920–1959

Terri Blom Crocker

in The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Works from the interwar and immediate post–World War II period, when everyone in Britain was supposed to be thoroughly disillusioned with the conflict, demonstrate that in fact the narrative of the ... More


France

Kaushik Roy

in Indian Army and the First World War: 1914-18

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199485659
eISBN:
9780199093939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485659.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter details the story of the IEFA (Indian Corps), which fought in France. We tackle the question whether the IEFA faced a breakdown of morale; if not, how was it able to cope with the ... More


“A Great Day with Our Enemies”: The Christmas Truce

Terri Blom Crocker

in The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In this chapter, the popular narrative of the truce is challenged by the letters and diaries of the soldiers involved. Although there were soldiers who joined in truces that mirror the conventional ... More


The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Terri Blom Crocker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The 1914 Christmas truce, when enemy soldiers met, fraternized, and even played football in No Man’s Land during the first year of the First World War, is commonly perceived as a manifestation of the ... More


Adjusting and adapting

Timothy Bowman

in Irish Regiments in the Great War: Discipline and Morale

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062841
eISBN:
9781781700648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062841.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter begins with a consideration of disciplinary problems in Irish regular battalions serving on the Western Front during 1916. The discipline and morale of the 10th (Irish) Division at ... More


“One Day of Peace at the Front”: The Christmas Truce and the British Press

Terri Blom Crocker

in The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The popular narrative of the truce further maintains that the event was “hushed up” by the military leadership and the government, and that the British public would have been horrified to learn that ... More


Introduction

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction explores reasons for the relative scholarly neglect of Lewis Milestone and his films: his diverse body of work, his troubles during the Blacklist period, the serious nature of most ... More


Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Robert E. Lerner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963), an influential and controversial German– American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the ... More


Gallipoli and Salonika

Kaushik Roy

in Indian Army and the First World War: 1914-18

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199485659
eISBN:
9780199093939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485659.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The Indian Army was not very successful in Gallipoli and Salonika. In the Gallipoli Campaign, the Ottoman infantry made the same mistake that the British and French infantry committed in the Western ... More


The Military and Diplomatic Strands

Nicholas A. Lambert

in The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How Globalized Trade Led Britain to Its Worst Defeat of the First World War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197545201
eISBN:
9780197545232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545201.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

At the beginning of 1915, concern mounted in Britain over the prolongation of the war, the damage to the British economy caused by uncoordinated military mobilization, and mounting evidence of ... More


“No War Today”: The Christmas Truce as Reported in Official War Diaries and Regimental Histories

Terri Blom Crocker

in The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166155
eISBN:
9780813166650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166155.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although the myths about the truce insist that military leadership was horrified by it and punished the junior officers involved, the official war diaries kept by each regiment, brigade, and division ... More


Stuttgart

Sean McMeekin

in The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willy Munzenberg, Moscow's Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098471
eISBN:
9780300130096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098471.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Munzenberg's exploits in Stuttgart, where he found his friends Edwin Hornle and Max Barthel upon his arrival at the Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. Barthel, while retaining ... More


Battle, 1918

Thomas I. Faith

in Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the American Expeditionary Force's (AEF) experiences with poison gas on the Western Front and the logistical effort made by the United States to support chemical warfare ... More


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