An Intimate History of the Front

Masculinity, Sexuality, and German Soldiers in the First World War

  • Authors
  • Jason Crouthamel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jason Crouthamel
    Pages 1-14
  3. Jason Crouthamel
    Pages 15-40
  4. Jason Crouthamel
    Pages 41-63
  5. Jason Crouthamel
    Pages 65-96
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    Pages 97-119
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    Pages 121-145
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    Pages 147-169
  9. Jason Crouthamel
    Pages 171-179
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 181-233

About this book


This eye-opening study gives a nuanced, provocative account of how German soldiers in the Great War experienced and enacted masculinity. Drawing on an array of relevant narratives and media, it explores the ways that both heterosexual and homosexual soldiers expressed emotion, understood romantic ideals, and approached intimacy and sexuality.


First World War history Home Front media Romanticism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47785-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-37692-3
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