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War Memoirs and German Politics in the 1920s

  • Jerry PalmerEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter introduces German war literature through a survey of some themes that span the literature and journalism about it. The main focus is on the fundamentally split attitude towards the war found in inter-war Germany, stressing the unbridgeable gulf between nationalist and republican opinions and how this played out in reactions to individual texts.

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  1. 1.LondonUK

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