German "Atrocities" and Franco-German Opinion, 1914: The Evidence of German Soldiers' Diaries

@article{Horne1994GermanA,
  title={German "Atrocities" and Franco-German Opinion, 1914: The Evidence of German Soldiers' Diaries},
  author={John Horne and Alan Kramer},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1994},
  volume={66},
  pages={1 - 33}
}
  • J. Horne, A. Kramer
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
Within a few days of the German invasion of Belgium and France in 1914, rumors of atrocities abounded and rapidly found their way into print. Growing in intensity, they accompanied the entire two-and-a-half-month period of mobile warfare before the Western Front solidified. The aim of this article is twofold. First, it tries to escape the preoccupation with propaganda and the accusational attitudes that have marked the historiography of the subject by establishing the relativity of the concept… 
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