Skip to comments.Germany puts 700,000 WWI docs online
Posted on 07/23/2014 3:36:07 PM PDT by fso301
More than 700,000 records relating to WWI, as well as photos, films and audio recordings were made accessible on a new portal on the Federal Archive's website.
The collection includes private material as well as files of military and civilian authorities, records left by politicians and military officers, documentaries and propaganda films. Access to the complete archive is free.
The archive will also help people compiling family histories, say curators, since it has extensive information about locations where individual soldiers served. It also contains letters written to and by combatants in the war, which began on July 28, 1914, and ended on November 11, 1918.
(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...
Also worth noting are related articles http://www.thelocal.de/20140718/rare-world-war-i-colour-photos-gathered-for-centenary
Whoa! Treasure trove! Thanks for posting and a BTT.
Since my German ain’t so good, I’ll assume this is just for German soldiers.
I hit “Translate” (my browser is Chrome) and it seems to work very well. That technology looks like it’s come a long way.
Don’t give Lois Lerner access to it!
Dont give Lois Lerner access to it!
Lois Lerner would better fit in with The Third Reich.
Thank you for posting this.
Nice find! Hey Homer, how about a Real Time Plus 100 years thread?
Ottoman Turkey ally Kaiser Wilhelm II had German military stationed in Ottoman Turkey.
[Excerpt] "Dadrian does not accuse Germany of instigating the Armenian genocide; he argues instead that Germany contributed to the genocide through policies that condoned it and that the German government sanctioned German and Turkish officials who participated in the genocide's implementation."
Thanks for posting!
I'm just going to pretend I didn't read that.
This is a good question that I cannot answer. I have my suspicions but that's all they are.
I’ve never heard of German involvement with Armenia; my understanding is that their advisers were primarily concerned with the Dardanelles.
If scholars end up speculating and are disproven on any point, then a whole denial movement will be born from it.
What was the response of the international community to the Armenian Genocide? [following W.W.I]
The international community condemned the Armenian Genocide. In May 1915, Great Britain, France, and Russia advised the Young Turk leaders that they would be held personally responsible for this crime against humanity. There was a strong public outcry in the United States against the mistreatment of the Armenians. At the end of the war, the Allied victors demanded that the Ottoman government prosecute the Young Turks accused of wartime crimes. Relief efforts were also mounted to save "the starving Armenians." The American, British, and German governments sponsored the preparation of reports on the atrocities and numerous accounts were published. On the other hand, despite the moral outrage of the international community, no strong actions were taken against the Ottoman Empire either to sanction its brutal policies or to salvage the Armenian people from the grip of extermination. Moreover, no steps were taken to require the postwar Turkish governments to make restitution to the Armenian people for their immense material and human losses.
The American, British, and German governments sponsored the preparation of reports on the atrocities and numerous accounts were published. On the other hand, despite the moral outrage of the international community, no strong actions were taken against the Ottoman Empire.
Is there a clue in there someplace?
Nothing to indicate German participation or direction.
Homer: "I'm just going to pretend I didn't read that."
I predict, in the future they will not be taught as "World War One" and "World War Two", but as just one war -- perhaps "The Great War" -- or maybe "the 75-Years War", including the "Cold War", beginning in 1914, ending 75 years later, in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall.
So Homer, there's no way to finish your work in this lifetime.
You might need some staff... ;-)
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