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  • Writer's pictureMichael Baker

Unknown Warriors

Understanding The First World War: Historians of WW1 now view the conflict through trans-national and global perspectives, not simply the old national narratives. This has meant that aspects and issues which we once thought familiar have started to take on different meanings. This is as true of the Western Front as anywhere on the WW1 battlefield, with the French and German view of this theatre of war transforming the landscape, both literally and

metaphorically. In Episode 3 of my podcast series Unknown Warriors, Dr Jonathan Boff explains how, for the Germans, the French were a much more worrying enemy than the British - and how, even as they finally retreated in 1918, the Germans remained remarkably resilient and resolute, helping to reinforce the fateful post-war German narrative that their army had never really been defeated. Listen at This is an Understanding History podcast.

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