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Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen was born in Kleinburg (Breslau, then part of the German Empire), by a Prussian aristocratic family. Not very interested in the study, the future Red Baron was distinguished horsemanship, hunting and athletics. Destined to a military career by his father, an army officer, to eleven, he entered the cadet corps, which he completed in 1911 by taking service in the cavalry, the Uhlans.
During the Great War, the image of women was a key element of propaganda: both for the militancy of women in patriotic organizations, whether for the iconographical use of the female body to generate consensus about the ongoing conflict.
Published sources:
AA.VV., Donne nella Grande Guerra, Libreria Editrice Goriziana, Gorizia, 2012
It is known that in the war propaganda, the image of woman was presented in the name of reaffirmation of the traditional roles of mothers, sisters and wives, obedient and in solidarity with the destiny of the fatherland; as part of fulfilment of "male desire"; or even exalted in allegorical representation of the patriotic ideal of the nation itself. The testimonies of the women's world offer us a fragmented picture, which varies depending on the social extraction of the writer. The letters of...
 
During the Great War, the image of women was a key element in propaganda, both in terms of female activism in patriotic organisations and in the use of the female body as an icon by which to generate consensus for the conflict being waged.

Women who left the household during the war to enter the public sphere did not only affect the workplace where they were substituting the men called to the front. During the years of the Great War propaganda developed considerably and led...
“Hurray Trento and Trieste, Hurray for war”: these were the words pronounced by the crowd gathered in May, the 5th, 1915 at the end of the speech of Gabrile D'Annunzio (1863-1938).
The German response to real or alleged atrocities committed by Kaiser's troops in Belgium. German propaganda, published in several languages and in the international press, emphasized that the occupation forces of Belgium, had respected both the civilian population and  the historical monuments. At the same time, the Germans accused the Belgian soldiers and civilians of  carrying out a guerrilla war, violating the conventions of war.
The decision to intervene in the war or to remain neutral generated  a heated political debate in Italy.
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