History 4422: World War I in Europe. Introduction. Introduction. Questions to Think about: What will the course cover? How do we study war? As a military enterprise: Military history: strategy and tactics; football As a social, political, and cultural experience How will we cover it?
J. M. Bourne, Britain and the Great War 1914-1918, p. 177
What role did schooling play, before and during the war, in how German children thought about war?
What role did schooling play, before and during the war, in how French children thought about war?
What did adult civilians in France and Germany know about the real conditions at the front? What did teenagers and children know about the war?
How effective was censorship during the war?
Did soldiers tell their families about the nature of the war as they experienced it? If they did, why do you think they did so? If they didn’t, why not?
What cultural influences, beyond schooling, shaped the way young boys in Germany thought about war?
Why were middle-class boys in Germany likely to glorify war between 1914 and 1918 and then embrace fascist movements after the war?
Civil War in Russia
Allied Intervention against Bolshevism, 1918 – 1920
“The Red Scare” of 1919