Presenter Information

Emily BeattyFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

World War I, Individual Experience, France, England

Biography

Originally from the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, I am a senior at Marshall University. My majors are History, International Affairs, and French.

Major

History, International Affairs, French

Advisor for this project

Nicholas Shangler

Start Date

18-4-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

18-4-2019 4:45 PM

Abstract

By analyzing the memoirs of several different soldiers in the French and British armies during World War I, I will piece together the individual experience of the soldier. Focusing on three main soldiers, Marc Bloch, Henri Desagneaux, and Robert Graves, I will compare the differences between the French and British experiences in the war. Using secondary sources, I will show how these accounts align with scholarship on the individual experience during World War I.

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Apr 18th, 3:30 PM Apr 18th, 4:45 PM

In the Trenches: Marc Bloch, Robert Graves, and the Individual Experience of French and British Soldiers during the First World War

By analyzing the memoirs of several different soldiers in the French and British armies during World War I, I will piece together the individual experience of the soldier. Focusing on three main soldiers, Marc Bloch, Henri Desagneaux, and Robert Graves, I will compare the differences between the French and British experiences in the war. Using secondary sources, I will show how these accounts align with scholarship on the individual experience during World War I.