Week 2: Civilian war experiences
First, watch this video in which Annika explains what you’ll be studying this week.
Last week, you looked at some of the devastating physical and psychological effects of the First World War upon combatants. This week, you will reflect on the traumatic experiences of civilians in wartime.
First, you will examine some of the excesses of war committed by invading and occupying armies. Then you will focus on an experience common to most civilians during the war: hunger. This affected everyone on the home front, and one of the examples here focuses on the experience of children at war who were the innocent victims of this conflict.