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A collection of links to the First World War can be found here.

  • Bauerkämper, Arnd / Julien, Elise (eds.) (2010): Keep up! War and Society in Comparison 1914-1918. Goettingen
  • Becker, Frank (Ed.) (2014): Civilians and soldiers. Unlimited violence in history. Essen: Klartext Verlag
  • Becker, Jean-Jacques; Krumeich, Gerd (2010): The great war. Germany and France in World War I, 1914-1918. Food: plain language
  • Becker, Jens (2014): 1914 and the split on the left. In: Sheets for German and International Politics No. 6., pp. 121-123
  • Belgin, Tayfun / Blank, Ralf / Schulte, Bitgit (eds.): World fire. Hagen 1914. Essen: Klartext Verlag
  • Berger, Michael (2006): Iron Cross and Star of David. The history of Jewish soldiers in German armies. Berlin
  • Berger, Michael (2010): Iron Cross - Double Eagle - Star of David. Jews in German and Austrian-Hungarian armies. The military service of Jewish soldiers through two centuries. Berlin: Trafo Verlag
  • Berger, Michael / Römer-Hillebrecht, Gideon (eds.) (2009): Jews and the military in Germany. Between integration, assimilation, exclusion and annihilation. Baden-Baden: Nomos publishing house
  • Berghahn, Volker (2003): The First World War. Munich: Verlag C.H. Beck
    Annotation: Representation of the origins and course of the war, the role of the political, economic and military elites as well as the war experience of the soldiers.
  • Bihl, Wolfdieter (2010): The First World War. 1914-1918. Chronicle - data - facts. Cologne and others: Böhlau
    Annotation: The reference work of the Viennese neo-historian offers the most important domestic and foreign policy, social and military data and facts on World War I and the development of the participating states in a condensed representation.
  • Blohm, Philipp (2014): The torn years 1918-1938. Munich: Hanser Verlag
    Annotation: With this volume, the author concentrates on the years 1918-1938 in a multi-perspective narrative, in which he selects a time-defining event for each year, which for him in particular stands for the spirit of the epoch.
  • Bruendel, Steffen (2003): People's community or people's state. The "Ideas of 1914" and the reorganization of Germany in the First World War. Berlin
  • Bruno Thoß, Hans-Erich Volkmann (Eds.) (2002): First World War - Second World War: A Comparison. Paderborn and others :. Schöningh.
  • Federal Ministry of Defense (Ed.) (2014): if - Journal for Inner Guidance. Special issue: The slaughter. 100 years of the First World War. Berlin
  • Burgdorff, Stephan; Wiegrefe, Klaus (2004): The First World War. The great catastrophe of the 20th century. Munich: German publishing house
    Annotation: The 1st World War, which cost the lives of 15 million people, marks the beginning of a new era that culminated in the 2nd World War and ended with the defeat of Nazi Germany. Journalists and scientists describe the prehistory, course and consequences of the First World War in reports, reports and analyzes.
  • Cabanes, Bruno (Ed.) (2013): The First World War. A European disaster. Stuttgart: Theiss Verlag
    Annotation: The large-format, opulent, color-illustrated text and image volume contains 68 scientifically sound articles which, in addition to the military, give a lot of space to the effects of war on civil life.
  • Chickering, Roger (2002): The German Reich and the First World War. Munich: C.H. Beck Publishing House
    Annotation: Overview of the history of Germany from 1914 to 1918: course of the war, detailed descriptions of the last years of the Wilhelmine Empire. It examines the military aspects of warfare and the development of diplomacy and the role of the state.
  • Clark, Christopher (2012): The Sleepwalkers. How Europe Went to War in 1914. London; German: (2013): Die Schlafwandler. How Europe moved into World War I. Munich: Random House publishing group
  • Dedio, Gunnar / Dedio, Florian (eds.) (2014): 14 - World War I Diaries. Color photographs and notes from a world in decline. Munich: Bucher Verlag
    Annotation: The volume was published for the TV production of the same name and shows, with color photos and excerpts from diaries, letter collections and memoirs of all the nations involved in the war, how the war at the front and at home has affected people's everyday lives.
  • The First World War in color (2014). Cologne: Taschen Verlag
    Annotation: A photo book showing the events of the First World War on the fronts and in the hinterland with color photos.
  • German Historical Museum (ed.) (2014): The First World War in 100 objects. Darmstadt: Theiss Verlag
    Annotation: The German Historical Museum depicts the First World War with the help of 100 objects (pre-war period, war fronts, everyday life, end of war, reorganization)
  • Englund, Peter (2011): Beauty and horror. A story of the First World War, told in nineteen fates, Berlin: rowohlt
  • Exner, Lisbeth / Kapfer, Herbert (eds.) (2014): Hidden Chronicle 1914. Published for the German Diary Archive. Berlin: Verlag Galiani
    Annotation: The excerpts from the diaries collected in the “German Diary Archive” convey a multifaceted, subjectively mirrored picture of everyday life during the war on the various fronts.
  • Ferguson, Niall (1999): The wrong war. The First World War and the 20th Century. Stuttgart: German publishing house
    Annotation: An analysis based on new facts of the historical, political, economic and social causes and backgrounds that led to the outbreak of the First World War.
  • Friedrich, Jörg (2014): 14/18: The way to Versailles. Berlin: Propylaea publishing house
    Annotation: In his book, the author tells about fronts and decision-making fields of World War I in East and West.
  • Fromkin, David (2005): Europe's last summer. The seemingly peaceful weeks before the First World War. Munich: Blessing
  • GEMINI - Joint initiative of the federal agencies responsible for political youth education in the Federal Committee for Political Education (ed.) (2014): The Great War - La Grande Guerre - The Great War. The 1st World War as a topic of political (youth) education. Documentation of the GEMINI conference on November 28th and 29th, 2014. Download link and further information
  • Grant, R.G. (2014): The First World War. The visual story. Background, war events, political and social consequences. London: DK
    Annotation: Backgrounds, events of the war, political and social consequences, large-format volume with over 700 photographs, illustrations and detailed maps presented extremely clearly; The abundance of maps, chronological tables, quotations and well-founded texts help to make the previously unknown dimensions and the potential for destruction understandable. All scenes from the grueling trench warfare in the West to the fighting in the Middle East, Africa and East Asia are covered. In addition, life on the home front and the social consequences of the first "modern" war are portrayed.
  • Grevelhörster, Ludger (2004): The First World War and the end of the German Empire. History and impact. Münster: Aschendorff
    Annotation: Compact presentation of the First World War and its consequences, focused on Germany and the political-military processes and connections.
  • Hamann, Brigitte (2004): The first world war. Truth and lies in pictures and texts. Munich and others: Piper
    Annotation: Using image and text documents, the author traces the history of World War I from the perspective of those affected in chronological order.
  • Herbert, Ulrich (2014): History of Germany in the 20th Century. Munich: Verlag C.H.Beck
    Annotation: The author has presented a complex, demanding history of the 20th century. He started with the founding period to work out the contradictions of the century between industrialization and rival social models. He goes into the two world wars, a failed democracy, the Hitler dictatorship, the Holocaust and the country that was divided for 40 years. It is the brilliant survey of an immense century.
  • Hirschfeld, Gerhard; Krumeich, Gerd (2013): Germany in the First World War. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Verlag
  • Hirschfeld, Gerhard; Krumeich, Gerd / Renz, Irina (eds.) (2009): Encyclopedia First World War. Paderborn and others: UTB
  • Hofmeier, Franz in collaboration with: Museum Pedagogical Center Munich - MPZ (2013): The First World War. Schwalbach / Ts: Wochenschau Verlag
  • Hogh, Alexander / Mailliet, Jörg (2014): Diary 14/18. Four stories from Germany and France. (Graphic novel). Bonn: Federal Agency for Political Education.
  • Holzer, Anton (2007): The other front. Photography and propaganda in the First World War. Darmstadt
  • Holzer, Anton (2008): The executioner's smile. The Unknown War Against Civilians 1914-1918. Darmstadt
  • Howard, Michael (2004): Brief history of the First World War. Munich and others: Piper
  • Jünger, Ernst (2013): In steel thunderstorms. Historical-critical edition. ed. by Helmuth Kiesel. Stuttgart
  • Julien, Elise (2014): The First World War. Darmstadt: Scientific Book Society
    Annotation: A research report in which key problem areas and research controversies relating to World War I are presented. Jessen, Olaf (2014): Verdun 1916. Urschlacht des Jahrhundert. Munich: C.H. Beck
  • Käppner, Joachim / Wetzel, Jakob (Eds.) (2014): People at war. Europe's disaster 1914-1918. Munich: Süddeutsche Zeitung Edition
    Description by publisher: The First World War was the first industrialized war in history: more than 15 million soldiers and civilians died, many more were wounded and disfigured. New weapons such as poison gas, machine guns and bombs dropped from airplanes degraded people to war material. But it is their fates that affect us. This book shows the war in unique, previously unpublished images from the archive of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. And SZ authors tell of people in war: of the horror in the trenches, of hunger at home, of the fear for sons, husbands and fathers or of surviving and dying in the colony of German East Africa devastated by the Bush War. They trace how the war divided Europe and brought death into the world. And they spoke to the last surviving contemporary witnesses.
  • Keegan, John (2000): The First World War. A European tragedy. Reinbek near Hamburg: Kindler Verlag
    Annotation: The British historian's military history connects the political background and events with the fate of soldiers and civilians.
  • Kellerhoff, Sven Felix (2014): Home front. The fall of the ideal world - Germany in the First World War. Cologne: Bastei Lübbe
    Annotation of the publisher: The material battles and the mass deaths on the fronts of the First World War are well documented. However, women, children and old people experienced the “great catastrophe of the 20th century” at home. Now, a hundred years after the start of the war, Sven Felix Kellerhoff gives them a voice. Using diaries, chronicles from her home country, files and letters, he describes her life, thoughts and feelings during the “Great War” at home - for example in Viersen on the Lower Rhine and in the East Prussian district of Lötzen, in the garrison town of Hildesheim, the university town of Freiburg im Breisgau, in the royal seat Munich and of course in the capital of the empire, Berlin.
  • Kienitz, Sabine (2008): Damaged heroes. War invalidity and body images 1914-1923. Paderborn
  • Kleine-Kraneburg, Andreas (Ed.) (2008): Jewish soldiers in German armies. Documentation of the conference of the same name in cooperation with the Union of Jewish Soldiers (RJF) and the Central Council of Youth in Germany and the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation e.V.
  • Knopp, Guido (2013): The First World War. The balance in pictures. Hamburg: Noble
    Annotation: Using 74 selected photos from politics, the military, society and civil life, the former ZDF chief reporter and his team explain key stations, events and topics of the First World War.
  • Kroll, Frank-Lothar (2013): Birth of the modern. Politics, society and culture before the First World War. Berlin: be.bra-Verlag
    Annotation: Concise, scientifically sound, easy-to-read overview of politics, society and culture in Germany before the First World War.
  • Krumeich, Gerd (2014): The 101 Most Important Questions - The First World War. Munich: C.H. Beck 2014
    Annotation: A competent and handy introduction to knowledge about the greatest war in human history to date. (For example, who was to blame for the outbreak of war? What is the “Schlieffenplan”? Is it true that the people were enthusiastic about the war? How many soldiers were mobilized during the war? What does “World War” actually mean? Was the Allied naval blockade What are the "14 points"? Who were Fat Bertha and Tall Max? What is the "stab in the back"? How did the children experience the war? ...)
  • Krumeich Gerd (Ed.) (2010): National Socialism and First World War (Collaboration with Anke Hoffstadt and Arndt Weinrich). Food: plain language
  • Kruse, Wolfgang (2009): The First World War. Darmstadt: Scientific Book Society
    Annotation: With a focus on England, France and especially Germany, the culture of the war and the social developments during the war are dealt with for high school students, teachers and students in addition to the political and military history of the First World War.
  • Leidinger, Hannes (2011): The First World War. Stuttgart: UTB
    Annotation: The analytical introduction to the First World War and its consequences offers a brief, internationally oriented overview of the causes of war, military processes and events beyond the fronts.
  • Leonhard, Jörn (2014): Pandorra's box. History of the First World War. Munich: C.H. Beck
  • McMeekin, Sean (2014): Russia's way to war. The First World War - the origin of the catastrophe of the century. Munich: Europa-Verlag
    Annotation: The American historian describes the Russian warfare in World War I and uses material from Russian archives that has been extensively evaluated for the first time and proves that Russian responsibility for the outbreak of the war was significant.
  • Miller, Ignaz (2014): Going to war at full risk. Germany 1914 and 1918. Between overconfidence and denial of reality. Zurich: Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung
    Annotation: In his new book, the historian who lives in Zurich answers the question of who caused the outbreak of the First World War and thus takes an opposing position, among other things. on the views taken by Christopher Clark.
  • Mombauer, Annika (2014): The July cherries. Europe's path to the First World War. Bonn: Federal Agency for Political Education.
  • Mommsen, Wolfgang J. (2002a): The Great War and the Historians. New ways of writing history about the First World War. eat
  • Mommsen, Wolfgang J. (2002b): The great catastrophe in Germany. The first world war 1914-1918 (Gebhardt Handbook of German History, Vol. 17), 10th edition Stuttgart
  • Mommsen, Wolfgang J. (2004): The First World War. Beginning of the end of the bourgeois age. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag
  • Müller, Tim B. (2014): After the First World War: Life Trials of Modern Democracies. Hamburg: Verlag Hamburger Ed.
    Attempts at survival by Western democracies after World War I are presented in order to enable a better understanding of the present.
  • Münkler, Herfried (2014): The escalation of horror. From the July crisis of 1914 to the policy of "revolutionary infection". In: Sheets for German and International Politics, No. 7/2014.
  • Münkler, Herfried (2013): The great war. The world from 1914 to 1918. Bonn: Federal Agency for Political Education.
  • Museum for Art and Crafts Hamburg (Ed.) (2014): War & Propaganda 14/18. Exhibition catalog. Hamburg
    Annotation: An elaborately designed catalog for the large exhibition War & Propaganda 14/18 of the Hamburg Museum for Art and Industry: Images and texts show how war propaganda tried to influence public opinion at home and abroad.
  • Naumann, Klaus (2014): Historical guilt and political responsibility. In: Sheets for German and International Politics No. 6., pp. 113-119
  • Neitzel, Sönke (2003): Blood and Iron. Germany and the First World War. Zurich: Pendo Verlag
  • Nübel, Christoph (2008): The mobilization of the war society. Propaganda and everyday life in Münster during the First World War (Münster writings on folklore, European ethnology 14). Muenster
  • Nübel, Chrisoph (2014): Persevere and survive on the Western Front. Space and body in the First World War. Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schönigh
  • Odermatt, Christine (Ed.) (2014): "This war is our salvation" 1914 - Word battles in texts of the time. Zurich: Limmat-Verlag
    In this volume excerpts from contemporary texts from all warring nations are printed. They reflect the journalistic echo of the First World War - both as propaganda for and as statements against the war.
  • Piper, Ernst (2013): Night over Europe. Cultural history of the First World War. Bonn: Federal Agency for Political Education.
  • Piper, Ernst (Ed.) (2014): The Age of World Wars 1914-1945. Cologne: Helmut Lingen Verlag
    The large-format, richly illustrated volume contains essays by well-known scholars and journalists.
  • Pöhlmann, Markus (Ed.) (2014): The First World War 1914 - 1918. The German deployment into a warlike century. Munich: Bucher
    Annotation: The large-format and opulent, color-illustrated text and image volume provides information on fundamental questions of warfare and presents the main battles and campaigns in individual essays.
  • Raphael, Lutz (2011): Imperial violence and the mobilized nation. Europe 1914-1045. Munich: C.H. Beck
  • Reuth, Ralf Georg (2014): In the great war. Life and death of Lieutenant Fritz Rümmelein. Munich: Piper Verlag
    Annotation: 19-year-old voluntarily went to war and died in France one week before the end of the war. These are the basic data of the story, which is outlined here by the author on the basis of photos and personal documents.
  • Salewski, Michael (2003): The First World War. Paderborn and others: Schöningh
    Annotation: The Kiel historian provides an analytical, quickly written account of Germany's politics and warfare from 1914-1918.
  • Schleper, Thomas (Ed.) (2014): Aggression and avant-garde. The eve of the First World War. Essen: Klartext Verlag
  • Schnakenberg, Ulrich (2014): World War 1914-1918. Everyday experiences on the front and home front. Schwalbach / Ts: Wochenschau Verlag
  • Schneider, Gerhard (2014): In iron time. War landmark in the First World War. A catalog. Book + CD. Schwalbach / Ts .: Wochenschau Verlag.
  • Segesser, Daniel Marc (2010): The First World War in a global perspective. Wiesbaden: Marix
    Annotation: The introduction to World War I, which consistently also includes non-European developments, describes power constellations, the question of war guilt and the course of the war, deals with the effects on the homeland and also includes war crimes and the memory of the war.
  • Stachelbeck, Christian (2013): Germany's army and navy in the First World War. Munich: Verlag Oldenbourg
    Annotation: Compact scientific overview of warfare, military structures, armaments and soldiers' experiences during the 1st World War.
  • Stevenson, David (2006): 1914 - 1918. The First World War. Düsseldorf and others: Artemis & Winkler
    Annotation: The internationally recognized world war expert presents a comprehensive overview of the First World War, which includes not only military but also social and economic developments.
  • Storz, Dieter (2014): The great war. 100 objects from the Bavarian Army Museum. Essen: Klartexr Verlag.
  • Strachan, Hew (2004): The First World War. A new illustrated story. Munich: Bertelsmann Verlag
    Annotation: An illustrated, multi-faceted account by the military historian of the causes, course and consequences of the Great War, the great catastrophe of the 20th century.
  • Tardi, Jacques (2013): Wretched War 1914-1919. Zurich: Edition Moderne
    Annotation: A graphic novel written by the historian on the history of the First World War, with accompanying material: chronology of events, photos, contemporary documents, maps
  • Thiemeyer, Thomas (2010): Continuation of the war by other means. The two world wars in the museum. Paderborn: Schöningh
  • Tuchman, Barbara (2001): August 1914. Frankfurt am Main
  • Weber, Thomas (2012): Hitler's first war. Private Hitler in World War II - Myth and Truth. Bonn: Federal Agency for Political Education
  • Weinrich, Arndt (2013): The world war as an educator. Youth between the Weimar Republic and National Socialism. Essen (Writings of the Library for Contemporary History, New Series, Volume 27).
  • Werber, Niels / Kaufmann, Stefan / Koch, Lars (Eds.) (2014): First World War. Cultural studies manual. Stuttgart: Metzler Verlag
    Annotation: topics, discourses and myths from 1914 to 1918; Perception and processing of the war experience in culture, literature and art; Viewed from a modern, interdisciplinary perspective by a team of historians, sociologists and cultural scientists.
  • Wierling, Dorothee (2013): A family at war. Living, Dying and Writing 1914-1918. Göttingen: Wallstein
  • Willmott, Hedley Paul (2004): The First World War. Hildesheim: Gerstenberg
    Annotation: The large-format text / picture book offers a comprehensive, very clear overview of the First World War.
  • Winkle, Ralph (2007): Thanks from the fatherland. A symbolic history of the Iron Cross 1914 to 1936. eat
  • Winter, Jay (Ed.) (2002): The First World War and the 20th Century. Hamburg: Hamburger Edition

Special issues

  • Anne Frank Zentrum (October 2014): "Now I know that I can do it." Historical-political projects with educationally disadvantaged young people. A practical booklet from the Anne Frank Center. Berlin
    The brochure summarizes the experience of the Anne Frank Center in adapting its educational offers for educationally disadvantaged young people. It contains examples of successful action and methods that can be used when working with educationally disadvantaged young people.
  • APuZ - From Politics and Contemporary History, published by the Federal Agency for Civic Education / bpb, issue No. 16-17 / 2014 on the topic of "First World War"
  • APuZ edition (2014): 100 years of the beginning of the First World War, series of publications by the Federal Agency for Civic Education / bpb, volume 1351. Available only as an e-book (EPUB)
  • Practical examples - teaching ideas and materials 2014 on the subject of "14/18 In the Middle of Europe"
    In this booklet, which was commissioned by the Volksbund deutscher Kriegsgräberfürsorge, you will find historical background information on the First World War, suggestions for dealing with the topic in schools and lessons and teaching suggestions with numerous materials that can be used in history lessons as well as in other subjects. The brochure can be obtained from the Bremen Volksbund office.
  • bpb: magazine 1/2014 "Look back, think forward: 100 years of the First World War"
  • Documents 1/2014 - Journal for the Franco-German Dialogue. Main topic: The beginning of the First World War. Publishing House Documents GmbH
  • Political Education Forum, published by the Bavarian Regional Association of the German Association for Political Education e.V. Main topic: The First World War / Peace Education Today
  • history for today 2/2014 - magazine for historical-political education. Main topic: The First World War. Schwalbach / Ts: Wochenschau Verlag
  • Zeitbild, published by the Federal Agency for Civic Education and Ingo Langner, "Achtung! Achtung! This is where war speaks!", 2014, Bonn.

A collection of links to the First World War can be found here.