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7 - ‘Potato-bread Spirit’: The German Home Front in 1914–1916

from Part I - Hubris

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 October 2022

Holger Afflerbach
Affiliation:
University of Leeds
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This chapter deals with the internal situation and the home front during the first two years of the war. It analyses Germany’s economic situation, the question of blockade, foodstuff, shortages and internal unity, as well as war finance. It concludes that Germany could cope, during the first half of the war, with the enormous challenges of the war.

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On a Knife Edge
How Germany Lost the First World War
, pp. 128 - 146
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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