Malta in the First World War

Demon Kaiser or Colonizer?
  • Hillary Briffa
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Languages at War book series (PASLW)


The First World War was a conflict unlike any which had come before it. Industrialization saw the advent of trench warfare and innovation in such forms as U-boats, tanks and advances in automated weaponry. Yet according to Epstein (2000), innovation was not just for the battlefield, but visible in the development of war propaganda, which gave this period the reputation of being the first press agents’ war. There was a new-found need to sway the masses as national morale became increasingly dependent on how swiftly recruits signed up.


British Colonial Domestic Affair National Morale Propaganda Campaign Trench Warfare 
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