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Stephanie Seul
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  • Stefania Türr’s patriotic lens: “La Madre Italiana”, “Alle trincee d’Italia”, and “I soldati d’Italia”
    In 1917, the Italian journalist and writer Stefania Türr visited the Italian front as a war correspondent for “La Madre Italiana”, a monthly journal founded by her in 1916. She published two books about her war experience: “Alle Trincee d’Italia” (1917), and “I soldati d’Italia”. A patriotic and interventionist vein is the lens through which she describes the war and life in the trenches …
  • The Myriad Faces of Female War Reporting during the First World War
    During the First World War, a considerable number of women from belligerent and neutral countries reported from all major theatres of war. Their reports could be read in major newspapers and magazines around the world. Different types of reporters were involved in the war’s coverage. Some were officially accredited by the armed forces or obtained other official permits to visit the front. Others were unable to get near the front but still witnessed the fighting or reported on the impact of the war on soldiers and civilians. Moreover, nurses in field hospitals wrote about their experiences …