Writing the History of the First World War
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Historiography

Writing the History of the First World War

The historiography of the First World War had already begun during the war. At first, its most important feature was to record a “great and exalting time” for the participants and their descendants, a record in which the documents and propaganda were largely blotted out. The development of rotary printing press methods, the standardized integration of documentary photo illustrations, and the possibilities offered by economical color-separation pri…

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Krumeich, Gerd and Hirschfeld, Gerhard, “Writing the History of the First World War”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_es_0025>
First published online: 2015



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