The 'Child of The Barbarian': Rape, Race and Nationalism in France During the First World War

TitleThe 'Child of The Barbarian': Rape, Race and Nationalism in France During the First World War
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsHarris, Ruth
JournalPast & Present
Issue141
Pagination170-206
Date Published11/1993
Abstract

The series of rapes of French women by German soldiers during the first year of World War I—some real and others fabricated—were transformed into a national portrayal of the Germans as barbarians and the offspring of such violations as the "enfants du barbare." These developments and the consequent rhetoric resulted in effective propaganda and inflamed racial impressions of Germans.

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