Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Marching out for World War I 1914. The people is swept up in a wave of patriotic enthusiasm.

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Series:

Stockmann, Darstellungen zum aktuellen Geschichtsunterricht

Timeframe:

Zeitgeschichte

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Fürer, K.

Publisher:

P. Stockmann, Bochum

Year of publication:

1960

Themes:

War    Nationalism    European history   

The picture shows soldiers, liable to military service in August 1914, who are gathering after the announcement of mobilization (1st of August). The crowds are waving with their hands and flags and the street is decorated with the black-white and red flags of the German Empire. The uniforms and helmets of the soldiers are also decorated; the soldiers seem to march out enthusiastically, voluntarily and with a sense of self-sacrifice.