Landscapes of the First World War

By Selena Daly (editor), Martina Salvante (editor), Vanda Wilcox (editor)

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Book description

This comparative and transnational study of landscapes in the First World War offers new perspectives on the ways in which landscapes were idealised, mobilised, interpreted, exploited, transformed and destroyed by the conflict. The collection focuses on four themes: environment and climate, industrial and urban landscapes, cross-cultural encounters, and legacies of…

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1 author picked Landscapes of the First World War as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Numerous books have been written about the slaughter of millions of young men in mud and blood during the First World War.

This is the first book that focuses on the other main actor and victim of this conflict, that is, landscapes.

This coherent and transnational study offers interesting perspectives on how landscapes of war were idealized, mobilized, destroyed, and then remembered around the world. 

From Simo's list on the environmental history of war.

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