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 …

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My areas of expertise are the history of media and communication, international and transnational history, the history of war, the history of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, Jewish history, and women’s history. Above all, my research focuses on the intersection between international/transnational history and the history of media and communication in the era… Continue reading About

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Welcome! I’m Dr. Stephanie Seul and I write about the international history of media and communication in the era of the two World Wars. I have published on topics such as British propaganda during the 1930s and the Second World War, the representation of Weimar antisemitism and the Holocaust in the contemporary international press and radio, the International… Continue reading Home

British propaganda directed at Nazi Germany, 1938-1945

During the Second World War, the BBC’s German-language broadcasts and British leaflets dropped by the Royal Air Force were an important alternative source of information for many Germans. Germany’s media had been strictly censored and manipulated since 1933. Listening to foreign radio stations was illegal and penalties ranged from fines and confiscation of radio sets… Continue reading British propaganda directed at Nazi Germany, 1938-1945