ww1ha recently read and reviewed The Great War: Perspectives on the First World War edited by Robert Cowley for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
I was most intrigued by Cowley’s discussion of the Massacre of the Innocents. You remember them, right? The German college students who marched into the fray near the Belgian village of Langemark, singing “Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles,” and were cut down like daisies (but not before afflicting heavy losses on the heartless French)? Hitler loved the story, as an illustration of how evil the French were.
But, Cowley says, it was just a story.
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