9d bleeds history - ein Tagebuchprojekt in der Jahrgangsstufe 9

The Outbreak of World War I

A soldier's wife experiences the outbreak of World War I.

Another woman feels left alone at the beginning of the war.

A young soldier feels confident about fighting the French.

Another young man is euphoric.

Yet another soldier feels that the French will be defeated quickly.

World War I turns out to be the first modern war: Weapons are more lethal than ever before, soldiers return home with unrecognizable faces due to the new possibilities of medical transplants, and women and children experience the war at the home front in a way unknown before.

The year 1917 turns out to be epochal: The peace treaty of Brest Litowsk is made so harsh by the German leaders that it keeps German troops in the east. The entire year is experienced as devastating in the field and at home in Germany.