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Introduction: Untold War

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This introductory chapter of the book focuses on a series of 'wars' each with their own very different relationship to the traditional, historical paradigm of the Western Front fulcrum. The book explores combat in terms of how it was experienced and imagined. It discusses about the idea of civic identity. The evolution of civic and national spaces during the conflict is examined in four very different contexts, occupied Romania, occupied Brussels, Germany's African colonies and the relationship between Austria-Hungary and Germany. Vermeiren shows how the relationship between Germany and Austria was popularly acclaimed and reinvented at the outbreak of war.

Keywords: civic identity; Germany; wars



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