‘Ordinary Men’ in the First World War? German Soldiers as Victims and Participants

@article{Nelson2004OrdinaryMI,
  title={‘Ordinary Men’ in the First World War? German Soldiers as Victims and Participants},
  author={Robert L. Nelson},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2004},
  volume={39},
  pages={425 - 435}
}
  • R. Nelson
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
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A predisposition to brutality? German practices against civilians and francs-tireurs during the Franco-Prussian war 1870–1871 and their relevance for the German ‘military Sonderweg’ debate
ABSTRACT The German Sonderweg thesis has been discarded in most research fields. Yet in regards to the military, things differ: all conflicts before the Second World War are interpreted as prelude to

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