Langemarck Legend
(647 words)

Langemarck Legend

One of the peculiarities of the First World War was the mythologizing of towns and locations where strategically decisive or particularly costly battles had been fought. The resulting legends combined facts, interpretations, and fantasies to form collective memories that transcended military events and the topographical limits of the battlefields concerned. Of the three legendary battles that occupied a prominent place in Germany’s consciousness for decades – Langemarck, Tannenbe…

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Hüppauf, Bernd, “Langemarck Legend”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0346>
First published online: 2015



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