Reporting Atrocities: Archibald Reiss in Serbia, 1914--1918

  title={Reporting Atrocities: Archibald Reiss in Serbia, 1914--1918},
  author={Bastian Matteo Scianna},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  pages={596 - 617}
Archibald Reiss reporting on atrocities during World War I in Serbia contributed to the public perception of the role of civilians and the meaning of war crimes. His reports on Austrian and Bulgarian wrong-doings perfectly show the changing interpretation of laws of war from the traditionalist pre-1914 approach and the new vulnerable, yet targeted civilian as a victim and not potential source of rebellion. This article shows how situational aspects and the new industrial war led to a… Expand


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