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The Cultural History of a Catastrophe

Trans. Stewart Spencer, Willi Jasper

The sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 by a German U-boat, drowning nearly 1,200 civilian passengers, including 128 Americans, was greeted with jubilation by the German establishment and press. Although it resulted in America’s entry into the First World War, it also marked the beginning of a new kind of brutality in German warfare which, Willi Jasper argues in this erudite study, precipitated the totalitarian violence for which Germany became notorious.
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  • Publisher: Yale UP
  • Year: 2016
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 214x135mm
  • ISBN: 9780300221381
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
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