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The Forgotten FrontThe Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915$
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Gerhard P. Gross

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813175416

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.001.0001

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Prologue to the “War of Annihilation”?

Prologue to the “War of Annihilation”?

The Eastern Front of the First World War and the Problem of Continuities

(p.345) 20 Prologue to the “War of Annihilation”?
The Forgotten Front

Rüdiger Bergien

University Press of Kentucky

Rüdiger Bergien’s concluding chapter draws on the research compiled in this volume to address the question of whether there are clear lines of continuity between the German conduct of war on the eastern front in the First World War and the Second. The chapter applies additional scholarly work on the concepts of Erlebnis (direct experience) and Erfahrung (learning experience) in its consideration of the topic.

Keywords:   new cultural history, Erfahrungsbegriff, Nikolaus Buschmann and Horst Carl, direct experience (Erlebnis), learning experience (Erfahrung)

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