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The Great War
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The German Reaction to Belgium Resistance
Jay Winter
"Many of the stories that rapidly became well-known through the press formed the basis of a very substantial, probably the first substantial propaganda campaign in history and it gave the allies an extraordinary weapon.

"Because what it suggested was that the Germans committed atrocities not because they were soldiers, not because they were occupiers of Belgium, but because they were Germans. There was something genetic about their viciousness. And this was made into the imagery of the Hun."

 
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