Kampfdynamiken als Gewaltspiralen: Zur Bedeutung raum-, zeit-, und situationsspezifischer Faktoren der Gewalteskalation im Ersten Weltkrieg
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This article addresses a topic which is rarely discussed, namely the spatial and temporal location of the practice of violence during periods of combat, but one which is crucial to an understanding of the escalation of violence. The central focus is on the type of military confrontation and mobile warfare which was dominant on the Eastern and Balkan Fronts during World War One. The article focuses on the types of violent military confrontations in which the virulence of the violence can be explained by the situation. In the case of mobile warfare, the majority of such phases of offensive warfare were often accompanied by atrocities and violations of international law and were successful in making breakthroughs. Such acts of violence, which frequently affected civilian populations, often involved cruel war crimes.