Horne 2001 Atrocities

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Authors: John N. Horne and Alan Kramer

Title: German Atrocities, 1914

Subtitle: A History of Denial

Place: New Haven, CT

Publisher: Yale University Press

Year: 2001

Pages: 608pp.

ISBN-13: 9780300107913 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | French History, German History | Types: Wartime Rape / First World War



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Authors:

Alan Kramer, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin

Contents:

  List of illustrations, maps, figures, and table (p. viii)
  Preface (p. xi)
  Abbreviations, technical terms, and place names (p. xiv)
  Introduction (p. 1)
  Part I. Invasion, 1914 (p. 7)
  Chapter 1. German invasion, part 1 (p. 9)
    [1] The shock of Liège (p. 10)
    [2] The First and Second Armies to the French frontier (p. 23)
    [3] The descruction of Louvain (p. 38)
    [4] The Third Army and Dinant (p. 42)
  Chapter 2. German invasion, part 2 (p. 54)
    [1] The battle of the Ardennes (p. 54)
    [2] The Germans in the Meurthe-et-Moselle (p. 61)
    [3] To the Marne and back: September-October 1914 (p. 67)
    [4] The pattern of German military violence towards civilians (p. 74)
    [5] Comparisons (p. 78)
  Part II. War of illusions? 'France-tireurs' and 'German atrocities', 1914 (p. 87)
  Chapter 3. The German army and the myth of the francs-tireurs, 1914 (p. 89)
    [1] Concepts and precedents (p. 89)
    [2] The myth-complex of the 'franc-tireur war' (p. 94)
    [3] The military situation and the franc-tireur fear (p. 113)
    [4] The internal dynamic of the franc-tireur fear (p. 129)
  Chapter 4. Memories, mentalities, and the German response to the 'franc-tireur war' (p. 140)
    [1] Memories of 1870 and the laws of war (p. 140)
    [2] German nationalism: externalizing the enemy within (p. 153)
    [3] The German way of war? Responding to the 'franc-tireur war' (p. 161)
  Chapter 5. Allied opinion and 'German atrocities', August-October 1914 (p. 175)
    [1] Refugees, soldiers, and the Allied invasion 'fear' of 1914 (p. 175)
    [2] Allied narratives of victimhood (p. 186)
    [3] Rape, mutilation, and severed hands (p. 196)
    [4] Representing 'German atrocities': the role of the press (p. 204)
    [5] Memories, mentalities, and the construction of 'German atrocities' (p. 212)
  Part III. War of words, 1914-1918: German atrocities and the meaning of war (p. 227)
  Chapter 6. The battle of official reports and the tribunal of world opinion (p. 229)
    [1] The battle of official reports: the Allied charges (p. 229)
    [2] German counter-attack: the 'White Book' (p. 237)
    [3] The Belgian riposte: the 'Grey Book' and Fernand van Langenhove (p. 247)
    [4] Neutral witness and the tribunal of world opinion (p. 249)
  Chapter 7. Communities of truth and the 'atrocities' question (p. 262)
    [1] Socialists (p. 263)
    [2] Catholics (p. 267)
    [3] Intellectuals (p. 277)
  Chapter 8. Wartime culture and enemy atrocities (p. 291)
    [1] War cultures and the unreconcilable enemy (p. 292)
    [2] War cultures and national martyrdom (p. 302)
    [3] Sustaining the meaning of 1914 (p. 317)
  Part IV. The impossible consensus: German atrocities and memories of war from 1919 (p. 327)
  Chapter 9. The moral reckoning: Versailles and the war crimes trials (p. 329)
    [1] Versailles (p. 330)
    [2] The Leipzig war crimes trials, 1921 (p. 345)
    [3] War cultures after the war (p. 355)
  Chapter 10. German atrocities and the politics of memory (p. 366)
    [1] The pacifist turn: German atrocities as Allied propaganda (p. 366)
    [2] Locarno and the politics of memory (p. 375)
    [3] The Second World War and after (p. 400)
  Conclusion and perspectives (p. 419)
  Appendices (p. 433)
    [1] German atrocities in 1914: incidents with ten or more civilians killed (p. 435)
    [2] Hague Conventions (IV) Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land (1907) (p. 444)
    [3] The Treaty of Versailles, Articles 227-230 (p. 446)
    [4] Allied demands for the extradiction of enemy war criminals, 1920 (p. 448)
  Notes (p. 451)
  Bibliography (p. 565)
  Index (p. 596)

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Translations:

Horne, John N., et al. Deutsche Kriegsgreuel 1914. Die umstrittene Wahrheit. Hamburg 2004.

Horne, John N., et al. 1914: Les atrocités allemandes. Paris 2005.

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