Before My Helpless Sight

Suffering, Dying and Military Medicine on the Western Front, 1914–1918

Author: Leo van Bergen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317175689

Category: History

Page: 538

View: 5876

Despite the numerous vicious conflicts that scarred the twentieth century, the horrors of the Western Front continue to exercise a particularly strong hold on the modern imagination. The unprecedented scale and mechanization of the war changed forever the way suffering and dying were perceived and challenged notions of what the nations could reasonably expect of their military. Examining experiences of the Western Front, this book looks at the life of a soldier from the moment he marched into battle until he was buried. In five chapters - Battle, Body, Mind, Aid, Death - it describes and analyzes the physical and mental hardship of the men who fought on a front that stretched from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border. Beginning with a broad description of the war it then analyzes the medical aid the Tommies, Bonhommes and Frontschweine received - or all too often did not receive - revealing how this aid was often given for military and political rather than humanitarian reasons (getting the men back to the front or munitions factory and trying to spare the state as many war-pensions as possible). It concludes with a chapter on the many ways death presented itself on or around the battlefield, and sets out in detail the problems that arise when more people are killed than can possibly be buried properly. In contrast to most books in the field this study does not focus on one single issue - such as venereal disease, plastic surgery, shell-shock or the military medical service - but takes a broad view on wounds and illnesses across both sides of the conflict. Drawing on British, French, German, Belgian and Dutch sources it shows the consequences of modern warfare on the human individuals caught up in it, and the way it influences our thinking on 'humanitarian' activities.

Der chemische Krieg. Der Einsatz von Gas im Ersten Weltkrieg

Zwischen Abwehr und Kampfstoffforschung

Author: Gergely Kapolnasi

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640221117

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 3257

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Gesch. Europa - Deutschland - I. Weltkrieg, Weimarer Republik, Note: 1,3, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Institut für Geschichte der Medizin / Historisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar: Medizin, Krieg und Gesellschaft: Deutschland 1914-1924, 25 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Ziel dieser Arbeit ist, die Hintergründe des Einsatzes chemischer Kampfmittel während des Ersten Weltkrieges zu beleuchten. Wie entstand der Gaskrieg und mit welchen Mitteln wurde er geführt? Welche Maßnahmen traf man, um sich vor Gas zu schützen und wie wurden die betroffenen Soldaten medizinisch versorgt? Und schließlich: Wie wurde der Gaskrieg während des Krieges und danach gesehen? Um diese Fragen zu beantworten, soll zunächst auf die Ereignisse vor dem 22. April 1915 und die ersten Experimente mit chemischen Reizstoffen eingegangen werden. Anschließend folgt eine Beschreibung der Ereignisse, die zu jenem Apriltag des Jahres 1915 führten und was an diesem Datum geschah. Das darauffolgende chemische Wettrüsten bis Kriegsende wird im nächsten Abschnitt behandelt. In diesem Zusammenhang werden auch Wirkung und Eigenschaften der wichtigsten chemischen Kampfstoffe, die während dieses Zeitraumes verwendet wurden, beschrieben. Danach sollen die Gasschutzmaßnahmen und die medizinische Versorgung der Gasverletzten behandelt werden. Schließlich folgt eine völkerrechtliche Beurteilung des ersten deutschen Gaseinsatzes. Obwohl auch von anderen Kriegsparteien Gas verwendet wurde, behandelt diese Arbeit hauptsächlich den Einsatz chemischer Kampfmittel durch Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien. Russland und die USA werden nur am Rande erwähnt. Auf andere Kriegsbeteiligte einzugehen, würde den Rahmen der Arbeit sprengen.

Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent

Author: Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1631216104

Category: Travel

Page: 364

View: 8806

Stroll through medieval squares past soaring bell towers and along quiet canals: with Rick Steves on your side, Belgium can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Belgium Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the European Parliament and Flanders Fields to boutique breweries and cozy cafés with perfect Belgian fries How to connect with culture: Lose yourself in the work of the Flemish masters, sample fine chocolates, and sip craft beers with friendly locals Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Dutch and French phrase books, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 300 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Belgium: Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent.

Media, Memory, and the First World War

Author: David Williams

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773576525

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

View: 8565

Of interest to historians, classicists, media and digital theorists, literary scholars, museologists, and archivists, Media, Memory, and the First World War is a comparative study that shows how the dominant mode of communication in a popular culture - from oral traditions to digital media - shapes the structure of memory within that culture.

Colonisation and Conflict 1750-1990

Author: Martin Collier,Bill Marriott

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435323042

Category: Great Britain

Page: 256

View: 7187

Aiming to provide challenge and stimulus for more able pupils, the "Headstart in History" books have high narrative content; extended writing opportunities and suggestions for further research; and links to websites, videos and historical fiction.

Moderne(n) der Jahrhundertwenden

Spuren der Moderne(n) in Kunst, Literatur und Philosophie auf dem Weg ins 21. Jahrhundert : Akten des Kongresses "Moderne der Jahrhundertwende(n)", 24.-27. November 1998 an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: 478

View: 2404

What Doesn't Kill Us

A guide to overcoming adversity and moving forward

Author: Stephen Joseph

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748119116

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 3809

Research has shown than anywhere from 30 to 90 per cent of people confronted by tragedy, horror and adversity emerge as wiser, more mature and more fulfilled people, sometimes despite great sadness. Relationships become stronger. Perspectives on life change. Inner strengths are found. For the past twenty years, Stephen Joseph has worked with survivors of trauma and sufferers of posttraumatic stress. In this groundbreaking book, he boldly challenges the notion that trauma and its aftermath devastate and destroy the lives. His studies have shown that a wide range of traumatic events - from illness, separation, assault and bereavement to accidents, natural disasters and terrorism - can act as catalysts for positive change, strengthening relationships, changing one's perspective and revealing inner strengths. In What Doesn't Kill Us, Stephen Joseph shares the six steps we can all use to manage our emotions and navigate adversity to find new meaning, purpose and direction in our lives.

Dismantling Glory

Author: Lorrie Goldensohn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231513038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 8928

Dismantling Glory presents the most personal and powerful words ever written about the horrors of battle, by the very soldiers who put their lives on the line. Focusing on American and English poetry from World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War, Lorrie Goldensohn, a poet and pacifist, affirms that by and large, twentieth-century war poetry is fundamentally antiwar. She examines the changing nature of the war lyric and takes on the literary thinking of two countries separated by their common language. World War I poets such as Wilfred Owen emphasized the role of soldier as victim. By World War II, however, English and American poets, influenced by the leftist politics of W. H. Auden, tended to indict the whole of society, not just its leaders, for militarism. During the Vietnam War, soldier poets accepted themselves as both victims and perpetrators of war's misdeeds, writing a nontraditional, more personally candid war poetry. The book not only discusses the poetry of trench warfare but also shows how the lives of civilians—women and children in particular—entered a global war poetry dominated by air power, invasion, and occupation. Goldensohn argues that World War II blurred the boundaries between battleground and home front, thus bringing women and civilians into war discourse as never before. She discusses the interplay of fascination and disapproval in the texts of twentieth-century war and notes the way in which homage to war hero and victim contends with revulsion at war's horror and waste. In addition to placing the war lyric in literary and historical context, the book discusses in detail individual poets such as Wilfred Owen, W. H. Auden, Keith Douglas, Randall Jarrell, and a group of poets from the Vietnam War, including W. D. Ehrhart, Bruce Weigl, Yusef Komunyakaa, David Huddle, and Doug Anderson. Dismantling Glory is an original and compelling look at the way twentieth-century war poetry posited new relations between masculinity and war, changed and complicated the representation of war, and expanded the scope of antiwar thinking.

The Masculine Century

A Heretical History of Our Time

Author: Michael Antony

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595899463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 540

View: 9766

Now that the Twentieth Century is behind us what made it what it was? 200 million human beings killed by war, totalitarianism, and extermination programs What made the twentieth century the most murderous age in human history, as well as the age that made the greatest advances ever in science and technology, while art and serious music declined into abstraction, non-communication, and grotesque hoaxes-blank canvases, old urinals, cans of excrement, and concertos consisting of four minutes of silence? This book argues that the century was marked by an over-masculinization of the Western mind, leading to autism and psychopathic aggression, and the eclipse of the feminine, expressive, emotional, empathetic side of human nature. Hence the unprecedented culture of total war and genocide, and the totalitarian projects to raze the human past and start again-which Modernism carried out in the arts. Hence also the masculinization of sexual behavior (as romance gave way to pornography, and marriage to promiscuity), the adoption by women of a male work role, the decline of motherhood and family, and the collapse of Western birthrates. This is all traced back to the rise of two aggressive, ultra-masculine ideologies in the nineteenth century, Darwinism and Marxism (which gave birth to Fascism and Feminism.) These ideologies put violence, conflict and aggression at the heart of life, and changed human mentalities. This book examines these developments through the literature and art of the past hundred and fifty years, and discusses their implications for the future of Western Civilization.

The Bees

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447204131

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 6343

‘Beautiful and moving poetry for the real world’ Jeanette Winterson, Guardian ‘Wonderful . . . a poet alert to every sound and shape of language’ Sunday Telegraph The Bees is Carol Ann Duffy’s first collection of poems as Poet Laureate. In it she uses her full poetic range: there are drinking songs, love poems, poems of political anger; there are elegies, too, for beloved friends, and – most movingly – the poet’s own mother. Woven and weaving through the book is its presiding spirit: the bee. Sometimes the bee is Duffy’s subject, sometimes it strays into the poem, or hovers at its edge. In the end, Duffy’s point is clear: the bee symbolizes what we have left of grace in the world, and what is most precious and necessary for us to protect. The Bees, at once intimate and public, is a work of great power from one of our most cherished poets. ‘Swooningly glorious’ The Times ‘Indisputably her best volume’ Sunday Times ‘Duffy is magnificent, grounded, heartfelt, dedicated to the notion that poetry can give us the music of life itself’ Scotsman

Leonardo to the Internet

Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present

Author: Thomas J. Misa

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421404788

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 8012

"Misa brings his acclaimed text up to date by examining how today's unsustainable energy systems, insecure information networks, and vulnerable global shipping have helped foster geopolitical risks and instability. A masterful analysis of how technology and culture have influenced each other over five centuries, Leonardo to the Internet frames a history that illuminates modern-day problems and prospects faced by our technology-dependent world

Ritual Lighting

Laureate Poems

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447274512

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 6889

Carol Ann Duffy was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in May 2009. In the first five years of her laureateship, she has written brilliant, challenging, lyrical and relevant poetry about people, places and significant moments, past and present. From Chaucer to Shakespeare, from Valentine's Day to Christmas Eve, from the industrial cities to the White Cliffs of Dover, this selection of her public poems celebrates our nation and its rituals. Beautifully illuminated by Stephen Raw - a wonderful textual artist who recreates words, lines and poems in the most elegant and sumptuous form - Ritual Lighting marks the half-way point of Carol Ann Duffy's Laureateship in gorgeous style, and is a stunning gift book from Britain's most popular poet.

Arbeit am Gedächtnis

Author: Gabriele Rippl,Aleida Assmann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 427

View: 8862

Dulce et decorum?

der Decius-Mus-Zyklus von Peter Paul Rubens

Author: Susanne Tauss,Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783934005280

Category: Art

Page: 387

View: 1976


Author: Gerfried Sperl,Michael Steiner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization

Page: 136

View: 695

Wieder so ein 8er Jahr. 1848, 1918, 1928, 1938, 1968 sowie 8-ung Euro 08. Dieses Heft wird jene Mathematiker fragen, die mit metaphysischen Gaben ausgestattet sind. Warum neigt der 8er in einer Jahreszahl zur extravaganten Dramatik. Gleichzeitig aber wollen wir die Relevanz dieser Jahre und ihrer (teils schrecklichen Begleitumstände) für die heutige Zeit untersuchen. Ein gewaltiges Unterfangen, im Zusammenzwingen aber ein aufregender Leserstoff.

Mina - Medien - Allegorie

zur Interdependenz von Technikfortschritt, Medienentwicklung und Traumatheorie in der englischsprachigen Literatur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Bruno Arich-Gerz

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: 262

View: 3239

Die Wunde der Geschichte

Aufsätze zur Literatur und Ästhetik : Festschrift für Thomas Metscher zum 65. Geburtstag

Author: Klaus Garber

Publisher: Bohlau Verlag

ISBN: 9783412043995

Category: Aesthetics, Modern

Page: 277

View: 2667

Challenging Perspectives

Reading Critically about Ethics and Values

Author: Deborah Holdstein

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618215034

Category: Education

Page: 827

View: 3066

A mainstream thematic reader for first-year composition courses, this compilation is distinctive from other major readers in that it places a significant emphasis on the role of ethical perspectives in examining themes in non-fiction and literary works. Challenging Perspectives encourages students to grapple with their own views of the world as they are challenged by moral and ethical issues suggested by or directly discussed in a particular selection. Comprised of over 80 non-fiction essays, short stories, poems, and images, the reader's numerous argumentative and persuasive pieces make it a rigorous and substantial anthology ideally suited to composition courses centering on argumentative writing. Supporting discussion questions and writing assignments coach students in arguing an effective point of view. Students gain a solid foundation in constructive questioning and analysis, giving them the confidence to take on complex issues that come up in reading and in daily life.

Wilfred Owen's poetry

a study guide

Author: James F. McIlroy

Publisher: Heinemann


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

View: 9562