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História (São Paulo)
versão On-line ISSN 1980-4369
STANCIK, Marco Antonio. The imaginary about the military in French postcards (1900-1918). História [online]. 2012, vol.31, n.1, pp. 101-120. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742012000100007.
After the shameful defeat in the Franco-Prussian War (1870) and the seizure of Alsace and Lorraine, France fueled the desire for revenge against Germany. In this context, the paper analyzes visual representations concerning Alsace-Lorraine and the French and German military, as transmitted by postcards produced and circulated in France on the eve and during of World War I (1914-1918). Was observed the use of sentimental, nationalistic and bellicose images, in tune with the collective anti-German imaginary.
Palavras-chave : First World War; Alsace-Lorraine; Imaginary; Postcards.