By Matthew Stibbe
The suggestion of the 1st global struggle as 'the nice seminal disaster' (Urkatastrophe) of the 20 th century is now firmly proven in historiography. but astonishingly little has been written concerning the destiny of non-combatants in occupied and non-occupied territory, together with civilian internees, deportees, expellees and disarmed army prisoners.
This quantity brings jointly specialists from across Europe to ponder the phenomena of captivity, pressured labour and compelled migration in the course of and instantly after the years 1914 to 1918. every one contribution bargains a European-wide viewpoint, therefore relocating past interpretations in keeping with slender nationwide frameworks or on one of many battling fronts by myself. specific emphasis is put on the way the adventure of internees, compelled labourers and expellees used to be mediated by means of particular situational components and by way of the advance of ‘war cultures’ and ‘mentalities’ at various phases within the respective warfare efforts. different topics thought of contain the recruitment and deployment of colonial troops in Europe, and efforts to enquire, visual display unit and prosecute alleged battle crimes relating to the mistreatment of civilians and POWs. The ultimate contribution will then reflect on the issues linked to repatriation and the reintegration of returning prisoners after the war.
This e-book was once released as a different factor of Immigrants and Minorities.
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