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essai d'analyse et de critique des souvenirs de combattants édités en français de 1915 à 1928

Author: Jean Norton Cru

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anonyms and pseudonyms, French

Page: 727

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Meetings in No Man's Land

Christmas 1914 and Fraternisation in the Great War

Author: Marc Ferro,Malcolm Brown,Rémy Cazals,Olaf Mueller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472112806

Category: History

Page: 160

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The soldiers' 'football match' and the unofficial ceasefire of Christmas 1914 has become a legend of the Great War, but fraternization between enemy troops was actually widespread. In winter 1914, after months of marching, soldiers on both fronts began to dig trenches, and the war became a battle of attrition in which young men faced each other across what was often only a few yards of the muddy, bombed landscape called No Man's Land. Trapped in this devastation the soldiers of both armies experienced a shared feeling of pointlessness that culminated in the unofficial armistice of Christmas 1914, when German and English soldiers laid down their weapons for a few hours of joyful peace and carol singing. Using original research from the best European historians and discovering a history forgotten or lost in censor reports, officer journals and official reports, these brief moments of humanity are explored on all fronts during the long years of conflict.
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Autobiographien von Frauen

Beiträge zu ihrer Geschichte

Author: Magdalene Heuser

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Autobiography

Page: 434

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The present collection of conference papers focuses on a notorious lacuna in research on autobiography, as autobiographies by women have in the past been neglected to an unconscionable degree. The papers employ a variety of approaches and many of them draw upon new source material. Their subject is autobiography narratives by women between the 17th and 20th centuries, with specific reference to development and changes in the areas of life portrayed, in stylistic and narrative patterns and publication routines. The studies concur in concluding that female autobiography centres around discussion of and reflection upon the relations between and the way these have changed in the course of history. The volume thus provides new insights on the general theory and history of autobiography as a genre.
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