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Title Scandinavia in the First World War : studies in the war experience of the Northern neutrals / edited by Claes Ahlund
Published Lund : Nordic Academic Press, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (360 pages) : illustrations
Contents An album of war : the visual mediation of the First World War in Danish magazines and daily newspapers / Ulrik Lehrmann -- The secret battlefield : intelligence and counter-intelligence in Scandinavia during the First World War / Nik. Brandal & Ola Teige -- Rats and anthills : the First World War in the Scandinavian spy novel / Claes Ahlund -- Scandinavian collaboration for peace during the First World War / Per Jostein Ringsby -- Restoring the strident female voice : Selma Lagerlof and the women's anti-war movement / Anna Nordlund -- Recognizing the Other : the Armenian Genocide in Scandinavian literature / Sofi Qvarnström -- The call of the blood : Scandinavia and the First World War as a clash of races / Lina Sturfelt -- Money talks : failed cooperation over the gold problem of the Scandinavian Monetary Union during the First World War / Gjermund F. Rongved -- Military history in an age of military change : Carl Bennedich, the Swedish General Staff, and the First World War / Gunnar Åselius -- Fighting for the Kaiser : the Danish minority in the German army, 1914-1918 / Claus Bundgård Christensen -- The Scandinavian Diggers : foreign-born soldiers in the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1918 / Eirik Brazier -- The horse field ambulance in Tampere in 1918 : Swedish Red Star women and the Finnish Civil War / Anne Hedén -- Neutral merchant seamen at war : the experiences of Scandinavian seamen during the First World War / Bjarne Søndergaard Bendtsen
Summary Denmark, Norway, and Sweden all managed to stay out of World War I, but all three countries were deeply affected by it. Opening with a systematically comparative introduction to the history of the Scandinavian countries during that time period, this account then presents 13 case studies examining the impact of the war on these neutral entities. From inflation and the shortage of consumer goods to widespread poverty and political unrestnot to mention the thousands of Scandinavian soldiers who participated in the warthis unique compilation analyzes the military and economic consequences as well as the vital political and social issues raised by the conflict
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Scandinavian
World War, 1914-1918 -- Scandinavia.
Form Electronic book
Author Ahlund, Claes, editor
ISBN 9187121905 (electronic bk.)
9187121913 (electronic bk.)
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9789187121913 (electronic bk.)