The First World War had as main protagonists fighters. It was not until the "Second" that the level of involvement of civilians assumed increasing importance, so much so that the majority of victims between 1939 and 1945 is counted among them. However, even in 1914-1918 civilians were involved in depth and in large numbers. This happened in the first place in so-called "internal fronts", constituted by civilian populations involved in the war economy and in the propaganda mobilization. More directly and painfully involved in the conflict were the inhabitants of the territories militarily occupied by the great powers.
Civilians in the Great War