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Published: 16 April 2020 (Estimated)

320 Pages | 17 black and white figures/maps


ISBN: 9780198856115

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Communities under Fire

Urban Life at the Western Front, 1914-1918

Alex Dowdall

  • Provides the first comprehensive study of civilian experiences at the Western Front
  • Discusses the experiences of civilians on both sides of the Western Front, in towns occupied by Allied and German forces
  • Explores the impact of war, occupation, and displacement on civilian identities, as well as the importance of work and food for survival at the front
  • Makes significant contributions to debates surrounding the militarization of society in wartime, and the role of civilians in the war
  • Draws on extensive source material in English, French, and German