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Edited by Marcel Boldorf, Hervé Joly
Une victoire impossible ?
L'économie allemande pendant la Première Guerre mondiale
Histoire et civilisations
The commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War gave rise to numerous publications. The economy was not forgotten, but the perspective often remained very national. This book focuses on the economy of Germany as the allies' main opponent and war loser.



Alice-Catherine Carls, Stephen D. Carls
Numéro 5
The cultural, territorial, social, and economic transformations of Europe between 1914 and 1945 were the product of two world wars within the context of modernization and world power ambitions. Europe From War to War –1914 - 1945 provides a comprehensive coverage of leaders' decisions as well as societal trends on a territory stretching from the...



Edited by Philippe Marchand
Raconter la guerre
Souvenirs des élèves du département du Nord (1920)
Documents et témoignages
In May 1920, on the occasion of an International Exhibition for the Renaissance of the liberated regions, Georges Lyon Lille chief education officer, asked the teachers to reply to a questionnaire and asked the pupils to write an essay about their memories at war and a narrative dramatic experience they could have been watching as well.



Edited by Vincent Chambarlhac, Véronique Liard, Fritz Taubert, Bertrand Tillier
Veilles de guerre
Précurseurs politiques et culturels de la Grande guerre
Histoire et civilisations
Wars do not break out without preparation. This book underlines unknown political and cultural warning signs that occurred during the decades preceding the year 1914.



Mareike König, Elise Julien
Rivalités et interdépendances
1870-1918. Volume 7
Histoire franco-allemande Volume 7
While historiography often insists on the French-German antagonism dominating the period 1870 to 1918, a new analysis of the « hereditary enmity" allows on the contrary to highlight contacts, links and exchanges between the two countries.



Hans von Zwehl
Documents et témoignages
The unexpected and lasting resistance of Maubeuge during its siege in 1914 led to a controversy around General Fournier through the twentieth century.



Edited by Jean-François Condette
La Guerre des cartables (1914-1918)
Élèves, étudiants et enseignants dans la Grande Guerre en Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Histoire et civilisations
Between 1914 and 1918, the Nord and Pas-de-Calais geographical areas met numerous difficulties. About 70% of the Nord and 25% of the Pas-de-Calais had to face a strong German occupation. On the west part of the front line, the territory became a strategic place for the allied armies, landing on Calais, Boulogne and Dunkerque. With such terrible...



Edited by Xavier Boniface, Jean Heuclin
Diocèses en guerre (1914-1918)
L'Église déchirée entre Gott mit uns et le Dieu des armées
Histoire et civilisations
The Great War tore the Roman Catholic Church: in both camps, it used the same religious references to legitimate the conflict. In the occupied dioceses, the confrontation of soldiers and civilians, churchgoers and priests of opposite nations maintained representations which were forbidding any real dialogue.



Edited by James Connolly, Emmanuel Debruyne, Élise Julien, Matthias Meirlaen
En territoire ennemi
Expériences d'occupation, transferts, héritages (1914-1949)
Histoire et civilisations
Living through a military occupation also means living with the enemy. The contributions presented here examine this idea, in 1914-18 just as in 1939-45 or during the periods of 'leaving wars'; in France and Belgium just as in Poland, Central Africa, or Germany. Between dialogue and power struggles, occupiers and occupied alike adapted to a ...



Edited by Laurent Jalabert, Reiner Marcowitz, Arndt Weinrich
La longue mémoire de la Grande Guerre
Regards croisés franco-allemands de 1918 à nos jours
Histoire et civilisations
The Great War strongly marked the western societies of the XXth century until our days, quite particularly Germany and France. However, beyond a common history connected to both world conflicts, the World War I engendered memories at the same time close and different.



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