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The contents of the pictorial representation of wars only underwent minimal changes over the centuries. Individual wars could only be distinguished by way of figurative details: uniforms, weapons, and the characteristic features of well-known military leaders or landscapes made it possible to date the depicted event. The representation of the war itself, however, remained identical over a long period of time. Stated simply, two pictorial traditions can be distinguished: the painting o…

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Hüppauf, Bernd, “Iconography”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 May 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0299>
First published online: 2015

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