Physical control, transformation and damage in the First World War: War bodies

  • Anri Delport Stellenbosch University

Abstract

Nearly a century after the conclusion of the First World War of 1914–1918, the Britishmilitary historian Ian FW Beckett expressively stated, “[h]istorians walk with ghosts.”577As an explanation, he descriptively noted, “[t]hey are privileged … to see what others donot as they tread the deserted banquet-hall of the past, endeavouring to repopulate it withthose who have gone before and who might otherwise be forgotten.

Author Biography

Anri Delport, Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch University
Published
2021-11-22
How to Cite
Delport, A. (2021). Physical control, transformation and damage in the First World War: War bodies. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 49(2), 147-150. https://doi.org/10.5787/49-2-1337
Section
Book Reviews