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Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

Second Edition


Edited By Elżbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska, Agata G. Handley and Piotr Zawilski

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of individuals and local communities, as well as whole nations. They offer a closer, more personal view of the impact of the Great War. The book re-constructs individual war narratives, and studies the long-term consequences of the conflict. The result is a multifaceted portrayal of the war, seen from local and international perspectives.

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Introduction to the Second Edition

Piotr Zawilski

The Łódź War Losses Assessment Committees – an undervalued source for research into the Great War in the Łódź region

Tomasz Walkiewicz

Polish military formations of the First World War in documents preserved at the State Archive in Łódź

Kamila Pawełczyk-Dura

The influence of World War I on the activity of the Russian military and naval clergy

Ionela Zaharia

Christian religious experiences within the Austro-Hungarian Army during the Great War

Agata G. Handley

Hauntings, Landscapes and Loss in Jane Urquhart’s The Stone Carvers

Anna Caban

Archive traces of the drama of war. Sources for investigation into the daily life of the inhabitants of cities in the Opole District in the archival fonds of the State Archive in Opole

Marek Szczepaniak and Grażyna Tyrchan

World war from a local perspective. School chronicles from the border areas of the Province of Posen (Prowincja Poznańska) as a source of information

Tomasz Matuszak

The organization and the operations of the War Alert Women’s League

Sławomir Jan Maksymowicz

East Prussia as the only province of the German Empire occupied during the Great War. Wartime histories of East Prussia

Magdalena Żakowska

Ivan and the aria for the dying world. The image of Russia in the propaganda of the central powers during the Great War

Frank M. Schuster

Between paralysis, crisis and renewal: The effects of the war on the polyhedral industrial city of Łódź (1914–1918)

Marcos Silber

Jews, Poles, and Germans in Łódź during the Great War: Hegemony via acknowledgment and/or negation of multiple cultures

Krzysztof Paweł Woźniak

Betrayed twice. The German community in the Kingdom of Poland during the Great War

Andrea Brait

War museums at the former frontline between Austria-Hungary and Italy during World War I

Hassan A. Jamsheer

The Middle East and the centenary of the Great War

Bartosz Górecki

Activities of the Łódź Exchange Committee (Komitet Giełdowy Łódzki) in 1914–1918 and their economic, financial, social and political aspects

Author Biographies